Volunteering in Peru as a Vegetarian/Vegan

A Globalteer Intern’s guide to volunteering abroad as a Vegetarian in Peru I’m a vegetarian intern here in the Globalteer office in Peru. Before coming here I thought, surely there’ll be plenty of vegetarian options, perhaps not vegan but veggies and rice must be easy to find. Most of the time it’s not too difficult, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why are there so many street dogs in Peru?

If you visit Cusco, the first thing you will notice are the hundreds of dogs roaming its streets. Even if you haven’t seen it with your own eyes, travel blogs often mention street dogs when they talk about the city. Nevertheless, keep reading to find out more about the attitudes people have towards dogs in […]

Useful Spanish phrases for volunteering in Cusco

As stated on our website, speaking Spanish is not a requirement for working at one of our Latin American destinations. However, there are some situations where knowledge of a few Spanish phrases can be really useful!  There are many aspects of Peruvian Spanish which are slightly different to Castilian Spanish. Specifically, when coming to volunteer […]

The Five Freedoms

What is Animal Welfare? Animal Welfare has long been discussed, defended and championed by animal lovers worldwide, but – aside from referring to the “well-being” of a non-human animal – what does it actually mean? The key ideas behind animal welfare are: The right of an animal under the care of a human, to have […]

Bridging the Education Gap

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, all over the world. But as with so many things, it has hit those already at a social disadvantage much harder than the well-off. In April and May, we made the most of easing Covid-19 restrictions to check in with the rural communities around […]

Proving Access to Books For Children in Cambodia & Peru

Lack of access to libraries in developing countries We often take for granted the idea that libraries always existed and could be found anywhere throughout the world. However, for some countries, libraries are rarely accessible for most of the population or they don’t exist at all. This is a common problem for many children living […]

Empowering Women in Peru

Helping Rural Women Gain Control in their Lives In rural Peru it is still common for women to have little control in the home or a say in family decisions. We are aiming to empower women in rural Peru by helping them start their own businesses so they can earn their own income and gain […]

Interning in Cusco

What’s it Like Interning in Cusco for Globalteer? Thinking about interning for Globalteer and want some more insight into what life is like as an intern? Read about Evie’s experience as the Gift Giving Strategist in Cusco from November 2019. Evie’s experience: “I interned with Globalteer from November 2019 – February 2020 as a Gift […]