Adopting Responsible Tourism

Environmental issues and climate change awareness “The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry This is a quote we should all remember when embarking on an exploration of cultural immersion and volunteering abroad. We tend to forget that our actions impact our surroundings, the ecosystems and other living things. There’s a […]

Choosing Your Volunteer Project

Which Globalteer project is right for you? Choosing a volunteer project that suits you best can be a difficult task. Especially when there are so many worthwhile opportunities on offer! We hope this flowchart can help you choose a volunteer project by narrowing down the Globalteer opportunities to the ones which best fit your interests. […]

How to Choose a Volunteer Organisation

Choosing a Volunteer Abroad Organisation So you’ve decided you want to make a difference in the world. And after some thought and exploring your options, you’ve decided you want to participate in an international volunteer programme. Wonderful! But now what? What should your next step be? How do you decide where to go and which […]

Ethical Volunteering

Ethical Volunteering –  What Does this Mean? Whether you are just now exploring the idea of volunteering or are a well-experienced volunteer both at home and overseas, you may have seen the terms responsible volunteering or ethical volunteering thrown out across various platforms on the web. But what does this actually mean? Why is it […]

Looking back on ten years with Globalteer

Back in the bad old days, Jim Elliott, a young Brit, gripped by an incurable wanderlust and an insatiable appetite for helping others, was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the lukewarm, half-hearted international volunteering opportunities he kept stumbling upon.He’d seen wildlife projects that could hardly look after volunteers, educational projects that barely had any books, and […]

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 […]

Globalteer joins Ethical Volunteering Group

We are delighted to annouce that Globalteer has been accepted as a member of UK charity Tourism Concern’s Ethical Volunteering Group in recognition of our commitment to responsible and ethical volunteering. We know how difficult it can be for volunteers to find responsible organisations when planning a volunteering trip so we hope that this will […]

Globalteer joins movement to safeguard children

We are delighted to announce that Globalteer has been accepted as an associate membership of UK charity Keeping Children Safe, in recognition of our commitment to safeguarding and child safety.Keeping Children Safe is a global network of member organisations who work together to ensure the protection of children against violence, abuse and exploitation. Being part […]