Volunteer Spotlight: Sally

Volunteering can be a life-changing experience and it makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside when we know that our volunteers continue to travel or return home having had an amazing experience helping, working, making new friends and making an impact. It’s an even greater feeling when we have past volunteers return to the projects […]

What a year for Globalteer!

The new year is almost upon us, and lots of people will be glad to see the back of 2016 –but thankfully we’ve still got many reasons to celebrate it and lots to look forward to in 2017! Firstly, we like to thank all our staff, volunteers, donors and project partners who have contributed to so many success stories this year – we couldn’t have done it without your help and on-going support. We’ve placed over […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Aibhe

Ailbhe, from the UK, spent a few weeks at our wildlife sanctuary in Laos and we’re so excited to share her experience.  I booked my trip with no experience of Laos or volunteering abroad but between the staff at the rescue centre and everyone who works at Globalteer, I felt really well-informed and looked after.Volunteering at […]

Volunteer and Save the Turtles!

BBC and Sir David Attenborough’s smash hit sequel, Planet Earth II, has taken the world by storm; not only for bringing joy to millions of people with it’s breathtaking insight in to some of the world’s amazing wildlife, but also – on occasion – leaving viewers upset and distressed.  The season finale, shown in the […]

A round of #GlobalApplause for our volunteers!

On the 5th December, we’re celebrating everything our volunteers do for International Volunteer Day. We’re sharing inspiring stories, videos, facts and more on the impact that Globalteer volunteers have made. We believe it’s so important to be an impactful volunteer, which is why our commitment to responsible volunteering is vital – so that our projects […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Tim

“I would highly recommend my time with Globalteer and would come back in the future.”Tim is from the UK and volunteered in September at the Cambodia Community project for 6 weeks. My Story In the summer of 2016 I undertook a 6-week placement in Siem Reap, with Globalteer’s Cambodia community Project. I was placed with one of […]

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 […]

Seven common scams to avoid when volunteering abroad

There’s a lot of truth in that old saying, “forewarned is forearmed” and at Globalteer we are firm believers that if you know about the most common travel scams before you set off, then you are less likely to fall victim to them. Of course we also provide extensive support and country-specific advice to all […]

Packing like a pro for your volunteer placement!

To pack, or not to pack it … that is the question. Packing for an overseas volunteer placement can sometimes be the hardest part of getting ready for your trip as those yes, maybe and no packing piles – and a feeling of overall confusion – continue to grow as your departure date gets closer and […]

10 reasons to volunteer abroad at least once in your lifetime

Are you thinking of volunteering, but are still a little unsure if it is for you? Are you worried that volunteering is just another word for a holiday or that you won’t really be helping out?Whatever concerns you have, it can be a big and life-changing decision, especially if you haven’t previously travelled or volunteered […]