Travel in a Post Pandemic World

What will travel look like? 2020 has gone pretty differently to how anyone could have predicted. In particular, COVID-19 has worked its way around the globe, leaving very few places unaffected. It’s hard to predict exactly what travel after the pandemic will look like, but we can make some educated assumptions. Travelling abroad will be […]

Our Values – Sustainable Development

Sustainable development in the 21st century  Here at Globalteer we pride ourselves on being different to many other ‘volunteering’ companies. We do organise volunteering opportunities for people, but we don’t do this for a profit. We are a charity seeking to create positive change for the projects, partners and communities we work with. Part of […]

Reducing the Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia

Tackling the Plastic Pollution in Rural Cambodia! There is a great need to reduce the plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. Throughout it’s countries plastic pollution is a common sight. Bottles that were once clean and transparent are now lying on the ground, coated in a layer of dust. Plastic blags once used to carry shopping […]

Ending the Suffering | Helping Stray Animals in Cambodia

How we are helping stray animals in Cambodia! Walking around streets in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, you will meet many stray dogs and perhaps spot a stray cat or two. These animals have no home an no one to takes care of them. They roam the streets in search of food; Most of them sick and in desperate need of […]

Wildlife Sanctuaries Vs Zoos

The Difference Between Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos – What to look for?  As we are traveling, or sometimes in our own country, we are tempted to explore the exotic wildlife nature has to offer. It can be challenging to do this without going through an organisation that offers this experience. Many organisations such as zoos […]

Siem Reap Water Festival Clean Up

Interns and Volunteers at work! We were just in time for the Water Festival in Siem Reap when all the interns and volunteers started at Globalteer in Cambodia. Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk, marks the end of the monsoon and rice season. The festival marks the start of the reversal of the flow of […]

Top Tips to be a Sustainable Traveller

Guide for Sustainable Travel With increasing possibilities to travel, more and more people decide to wander off for a holiday further away from their homes. However, a growing number of travellers wish to be more cautious about the trace they are leaving behind when exploring the world. Therefore, the interest is rising in “sustainable travel” […]

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy

The Importance of a Good Child Protection Policy When you’re looking for a volunteer placement overseas, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. You want to work with children, and you want to do some good. But how can you be certain that your volunteer organisation of choice is really helping children? Question the […]

What is Voluntourism?

Voluntourism “Voluntourism” is the merging of volunteering and tourism – the growing trend of people travelling to do some good in other communities. While not inherently bad, the term has developed negative connotations due to recent criticism in the media. Although this criticism is sometimes accurate, voluntourism is not a black and white issue. It […]

Elephant Sanctuaries versus Elephant Trekking | Globalteer

The Bucket List Goal We grow up seeing pictures of elephants in National Geographic magazines or footage of them on the Nature Channel and think, “How cool it would be to see these amazing animals in person, and up close!” It is the exciting part of a trip, looking up the different activities and experiences […]