Overcoming homesickness when volunteering / interning abroad

Volunteering abroad in a completely new country can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been far away from home before. It’s completely normal to miss home! It’s part of the process of adjusting… However, when you feel like it’s all a bit too much, there are many ways to make yourself feel more comfortable. Read more to find out the ways that I overcame homesickness while interning with Globalteer in our office in Cusco!

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The Ripple Effect of Volunteering

Volunteering has deep impacts on you and the community you serve. Spending time volunteering connects you to like minded people and uses your time productively. It also creates a space for you to learn about systemic issues being addressed and your part in combating them. For the community you are working for, volunteering can alleviate stress on resources and help grow the organisation’s reach.

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How to plan to volunteer abroad

Volunteering abroad is both exciting and intimidating, but with careful research and planning, your trip can go smoothly and be packed with valuable experiences. 

When choosing the organization that you will work with, research into how they sustainably support and empower local communities and how they get their project ideas.

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A day in the life of a PAWS intern

As a paws intern you will be given the opportunity to do many different tasks to help our dedicated vet team. From looking after our post-surgery pups, to holding still some feisty cats (I recommend wearing gloves!) you will be able to experience an array of new things which I can guarantee you’ve never experienced before!

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The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering in Colombia

Volunteering abroad is a great way to integrate your travels with fulfilling, meaningful work. Colombia, renowned for its coffee, its kindness, and Shakira, is another incredible country in which we run a volunteer project.

There are dozens of reasons to visit Colombia so why not make the most of your travels by combining them with sustainable community building? Read our ultimate guide to volunteering in Colombia to get yourself started. 

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Tips for long haul flights

If you’re like me and flying alone makes you very anxious, the idea of doing a long solo trip to one of our project destinations might be quite daunting. But I found that there are many ways to make the jet setting experience a lot more enjoyable, no matter how long you’ll be travelling!  

My journey started in London, stopping off in Madrid and then Lima before arriving at my final destination, Cusco. In total, the flight was 20 long hours.

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Ultimate Guide to Volunteering in Peru

Peru is an enchanting and unique country. Home to the ancient Incan empire, the renowned Machu Picchu and ethereal Amazon rainforest, there's no place quite like it.

With constant mountain views, Peru is a wonderful place to connect to nature, as well as learning its rich history. Furthermore, the indigenous culture and biodiversity of Peru stands strong today. Read this ultimate guide to volunteering in Peru with Globalteer, in order to get yourself started!

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Call In The Cavalry!

At Globalteer, we believe kindness and community to be essential to our cause.

We were honoured to see this extended by the veteran charity, Call In the Cavalry. Their group volunteering trip abroad to Cusco has had a great impact on our Picaflor House project!

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