Community Volunteer Experience

Reconnecting with Passion in life: Melinda’s Story! What’s life without happiness? And what’s happiness without passion in life? We often associate happiness with passion, as what we do is the key to contentment in life. And contentment equals to happiness, for the most part! So, does it need an age? Isn’t age just a number? […]

Volunteering at the Food and Farm Project

Helping the Helping Hands Farm Lee Ann, 57, joined us from the USA on her time off from her job of documenting and following conservation, environmental regulations, processes and forms of fishing in Alaska. She combined volunteer placements in Siem Reap, volunteering at two Cambodia projects – the Cambodia Food and Farming Project and the […]

10 Years of Responsible Volunteering: Never too old to volunteer

Over the last ten years Globalteer has welcomed volunteers of all ages – from gap year students right through to retirees. To date with think our most mature volunteer was 80! But age means nothing in the world of international volunteering – what really matters is ability and attitude. So here we feature some of […]

10th Anniversary: Never too old to volunteer

Yesterday we were celebrating the fantastic work our younger volunteers do and how volunteering made a difference to them. Well today we are turning our attention to the older volunteer.At Globalteer we get a much higher proportion of older volunteers than many organisations which is just great for us and our projects on so many […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Fiona

“It’s hot, sweaty work…but seeing the animals each day makes it worth it”Fiona is a very special Globalteer volunteer. During a break from her IT career, the 46 year-old Australian volunteered at no less than three of Globalteer’s projects – Thailand Animal Rescue, Cambodia Bear Sanctuary (where she also helped us to make our Cambodia […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chas

“I felt completely safe knowing that I had the full support and backup of the Globalteer team in Cambodia.”Chas, a 60-year old retired telecoms engineer and manager from the UK had been thinking about volunteering for a number of years, and retirement gave him just the opportunity he was looking for to fulfil his ambition. […]