Popular volunteer projects

Globalteer's most Popular Volunteer Projects Abroad

 Do you want to join one of Globalteer's most popular volunteer projects?
Want to rehabilitate rescued animals abroad?
Or volunteer at teaching and community projects making a real difference?
Globalteer is a UK registered Charity providing ethical & responsible volunteering opportunities abroad.

Globalteer's most popular volunteer programs receive hundreds of volunteers each year. The projects carry out essential work and have established volunteer programs supporting their charitable activities.

You can volunteer in Asia or Latin America with Elephant Rescue projects, Wildlife Rescue Sanctuaries, Dog Shelters, Conservation or Children's projects.

At these projects, volunteers work with local staff as well as other volunteers, so you will get to meet like-minded people from around the world!

If you have a particular love for elephants, sloths, dogs, monkeys or all animals, get started by selecting you program below. If you want to help underprivileged children to improve their lives, then we also have volunteer opportunities at amazing teaching and community projects.  

Start your volunteer journey abroad with Globalteer’s best volunteer programs by getting in touch with us today! We look forward to assisting you with your volunteer plans and we can’t wait to hear from you!

Volunteering in Wildlife Rescue
Peru Community Project

The Peru Community Project is based in the magnificent ancient city of Cusco. Volunteers work at a village programme assisting the English teachers, arts classes, music & sports. The project provides vital support to 60 underprivileged children.

Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

The Thailand Elephant Sanctuary gives safe haven to rescued elephants so they can live a life as close as possible to their wild relatives. Without the sanctuary these wonderful animals would be suffering terrible conditions at working elephant camps or being exploited by the tourist industry.

Peru Wildlife Sanctuary

The Peru Wildlife Shelter is a lifeline for abused and endangered animals in the Peruvian Amazon. Many of the animals at the centre are rescued from illegal trafficking and the pet trade or abusive homes. The project treats and rehabilitates the animals and releases them back into the wild.

Peru Dog Rescue Shelter

The Peru Dog Rescue Project provides a humane and long term solution to the stray dog problem that is commonplace in Peru. The main objective of the project is to nurture the dogs back to health through receiving veterinary treatment at the hands of partner veterinarians, and receiving daily loving care and attention from volunteers.

Cambodia Community Project

The Community Project in Siem Reap works with carefully selected education focused projects. Also Globalteer's own rural school which gives free education to almost 300 children. Volunteers assist staff at the project in English classes, arts, games, sports and the breakfast programme, and support the development of these amazing kids.

Peru Amazon Conservation Project

The Peru Amazon Rainforest Project is based in an idyllic setting deep within the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Manú National Park. Volunteers work to protect the forest that still habours endangered jaguars, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, sloths, anacondas, river otters, caiman and a myriad of other species. Manú is a major biodiversity hotspot.

  • Casey Scholl Avatar

    Amazing! They matched me with the perfect project and went out of their way to make sure I had everything... read more

    Casey Scholl 1/12/2018
    Jeff Bartlett Avatar

    Working with Globalteer and Picaflor house is amazing. They're great in every way. I've worked with them during two extended... read more

    Jeff Bartlett 6/30/2017
    Katharine Hughes Avatar

    I first volunteered at Picaflor House Children's Community Project in Peru in 2014, as a solo traveller, staying in Cusco... read more

    Katharine Hughes 2/28/2018
  • Lauren Franklin Avatar

    I volunteered with the Peru Community Project out of Cuzco for 5 weeks. I was so impressed with the amazing... read more

    Lauren Franklin 6/30/2017
    Sally Bateman Avatar

    I have volunteered with the Globalteer Cambodia Community Project in 2014 and twice in 2017 and will be returning this... read more

    Sally Bateman 1/17/2018
    Hercules Moriarty Avatar

    What an amazing experience!

    We spent a week with this incredible sanctuary in August 2018.

    The passion for the animals... read more

    Hercules Moriarty 9/22/2018
  • A.N. Barry Avatar

    My experience with Globalteer was amazing and I've volunteered with them two years in a row now in Siem Reap.... read more

    A.N. Barry 1/14/2018
    Hope Wilson Avatar

    I had the best time volunteering, especially with a background in childcare I found this an amazing experience and highly... read more

    Hope Wilson 1/16/2018
    Ann Quinlivan Avatar

    I absolutely loved my time volunteering in Cambodia with Globalteer! I worked at Helping Hands School in a rural... read more

    Ann Quinlivan 5/31/2018
  • Crystal Moniz Avatar

    Perfect mix of authenticity and safety. Stayed with the best children and teachers and always felt so welcome. ... read more

    Crystal Moniz 2/13/2018
    Hannah Verity Stone Avatar

    Volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House was an incredible experience - everything was well organised from day one and any... read more

    Hannah Verity Stone 6/30/2017
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    I had the pleasure of volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House. From the

    Moment I arrived I was collected by... read more

    Katrina Baxter 7/04/2017
    Holly Bygrave Avatar

    I spent a couple of weeks volunteering at the Helping Hands School just outside Siem Reap. The whole experience was... read more

    Holly Bygrave 7/26/2018
    Peter DiFrancesca Avatar

    Spent 2 weeks at a dog rescue in Cusco, Peru. Such a rewarding experience. Candice and Globalteer were there every... read more

    Peter DiFrancesca 7/10/2017
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    Lorrel Walker 7/01/2017
    Fiona Mehmet Avatar

    I volunteered with Globalteer in Cambodia last year and I had an amazing experience. Every member of the team there... read more

    Fiona Mehmet 1/16/2018
    Robert Bisson Avatar

    I began volunteering with Globalteer on the Clean Water project in Cambodia for 2 weeks. This experience was one of... read more

    Robert Bisson 1/12/2018
  • Crystal Moniz Avatar

    Learnt so much in an authentic and safe environment. Accomdation was also perfectly chosen and I made friends for... read more

    Crystal Moniz 2/13/2018
    Kayla Lynne Kiteley Avatar

    I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Globalteer at the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary! It was amazing being at... read more

    Kayla Lynne Kiteley 1/25/2018
    Jessica Robinson Avatar

    I had an AMAZING experience volunteering on two different projects with Globalteer. You really get to experience life in... read more

    Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
  • Eva Deix Avatar

    Coming from a country with very few organisations that offer international volunteering jobs (Austria), I had to trust online reviews... read more

    Eva Deix 1/14/2018
    Nathan Crook Avatar

    Having chosen to spend three-weeks volunteering on a Cambodia Community Project in Siem Reap, a perfect school placement was found,... read more

    Nathan Crook 1/25/2018
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    One of the best experiences I've ever had! The Globalteer staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and made me feel right... read more

    Anna Von Foerster 6/30/2017
    Nick James Avatar

    Great organisation making a real difference in Peru.

    Nick James 12/20/2017
    Mark Catling Avatar

    Great experience in Peru, couldn't fault the hard work these people put in to support people less fortunate than myself.... read more

    Mark Catling 6/30/2017
  • Jessica Robinson Avatar

    I had an amazing experience volunteering with Globalteer earlier this year. Well organised, really helpful and welcoming staff and a... read more

    Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
    AJ Rodney Avatar

    I had a great experience with Globalteer in Peru. The staff really made me feel welcome and Cusco is such... read more

    AJ Rodney 11/05/2017
    Geraldine Parkin Avatar

    Mid-life crisis? Mid-life adventure? It could have been either.....or even a break from the husband! Following retirement from... read more

    Geraldine Parkin 2/06/2018
  • Colin Elkington Avatar

    My time spent volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Globalteer was one of the most eye-opening and inspiring experiences I've... read more

    Colin Elkington 1/13/2018