Volunteer Spotlight: Maria

Maria is a teacher from Ireland who volunteered for two weeks at the Peru Community Project in July 2015. Why GlobalteerI wanted to volunteer abroad for a long time and researched loads of different projects.  Globalteer stood out amongst the rest as it looked and sounded like an interesting, safe, well-run and best of all, fun […]

10 great volunteer projects to escape the southern winter

1. Borneo Marine and Sea Turtle ConservationVisiting Borneo between May and September, is the perfect time to experience the best weather this tropical island can offer. However, not only is it the balmiest and driest season, hitting temperatures of around 32-33 degrees a day, you’ll be scuba diving in the crystal clear waters focusing on […]

Helping the dogs of Cusco, Peru

Volunteering with Globalteer in Latin America and South East Asia makes a huge difference not only to the day to day running of our projects, but also to each project’s ability to achieve long-term goals and make sustainable change in the community.Jo Rich, who volunteered for nine weeks at the Peru Dog Rescue Project in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Stephen

“I loved and cherished every moment I spent there and actually seeing the appreciation in the dogs eyes with their wagging tails and wide smiles.”Stephen Bajwa is from Scotland and volunteered at the Globalteer Peru Dog Project for three months from June to September 2015.Taking the first steps I really liked the fact that Globalteer […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie

“My favourite thing about volunteering at the Peru Wildlife Sanctuary was EVERYTHING”Julia is from the UK and volunteered at the Peru Wildlife Project in August 2015 for two weeks. I chose Globalteer because they seemed to have a wealth of experience with placing volunteers, which as I had no idea at the time, was going to […]

Quiz night a big hit in Cusco

Things have been getting quizzical in Cusco with the recent launch of a weekly pub quiz to raise money for the Globalteer Peru Community Project’s after-school education programme in the Andean village of Oropesa.The pub quiz is the loving creation of the Globalteer team in Peru who decided that Cusco needed a regular community-based event […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Holly

“I am so lucky to have had an opportunity to have been involved in this project!’Holly is an engineer from Canada who volunteered at Globalteer’s Peru Amazon Rainforest Project in August and September 2015.Here, she talks about her experience assisting with the project’s conservation programme and explaining why volunteering was a special experience where she […]

Volunteer Spotlight: David

David Green is a student at the University of London’s Royal Holloway College who volunteered at Globalteer’s Peru Community Project in July and August 2015. Looking for the right organisation I wanted to volunteer with an organisation that actually cared about making a difference instead of a profit. Globalteer provided that possibility perfectly due to the fact […]

Dog rescue volunteer adopts Peruvian pooch

Canada has welcomed a new furry citizen and a little part of Cusco to its shores! Rafaela, a puppy who was rescued by the Peru Dog Project, recently left for Canada where she will now permanently live with her adoptive mother and Globalteer Peru Dog Rescue Project volunteer Shae.Like many dogs at the shelter, who […]

Too old to volunteer? Think again!

A lot of people assume that volunteering overseas is the preserve of the young – backpackers, students and gap year travellers. Well we hate to disagree, but, well, we disagree! Sure, we get our fair share of younger people volunteering with Globalteer but we pride ourselves on the great mix of age groups and have […]