Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad with a UK Charity

Volunteer Abroad Opportunities with a Trusted UK Charity!

Volunteering abroad is a meaningful way to spend time overseas. Not only will you grow professionally and personally, but it is also a great way to give back while on your travels. It also allows you to experience your destination from a unique perspective; not like a typical tourist.

By choosing Globalteer for your volunteer experience abroad you can rest assured you will truly be making a difference; our volunteers only work at ethical & responsible projects with long-term sustainable goals. And as a UK Registered Charity we are audited by the UK Charity Commission, so you know that money raised is going where it is needed.

Globalteer has over 12 years experience placing volunteers internationally. We offer affordable volunteer opportunities abroad in South East Asia and Latin America.  With dozens of projects to choose from, working with children, communities, animals and conservation, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer abroad. Our projects have placements from 1 week up to 12 weeks to suit all types of schedules; so whether you are looking for a short volunteer holiday or a longer placement, you have options.

Who Can Volunteer Abroad?

Globalteer offers volunteer opportunities for people from all walks of life! We have options for solo travellers & couples, family volunteering and group volunteering; as well as options for those under 18. And we don’t put an upper age limit on our volunteers, because you're never too old for an international volunteer adventure!

We also accept volunteers from all around the world! Whether you are a student, working, on a gap year or career break, or even retired, we have volunteer programmes abroad to suit you. If you need help deciding, check out our most popular projects for some inspiration. Why not join us for an amazing volunteer experience abroad!

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Real Online Reviews from Globalteer Volunteers...

  • If you’re considering getting involved, just do it! I guarantee you won’t regret it. I had an AMAZING experience volunteering on two different projects... read more

    Jess Robinson Avatar Jess Robinson
    1/12/2018
  • Five Star Review from Laura Hoskins

    Laura Hoskins Avatar Laura Hoskins
    6/30/2017
  • I met a fab group of people and they made the trip even better! I had the best time volunteering, especially with a background... read more

    Hope Wilson Avatar Hope Wilson
    1/16/2018
  • 100% recommend to volunteer with them Globalteer is a great charity that will help you every... read more

    Elise Mousset Avatar Elise Mousset
    10/03/2019
  • It was organised so well and I felt so comfortable throughout the whole process. Late last year I was able to spend a month... read more

    Tiarne Biviano Avatar Tiarne Biviano
    2/02/2019
  • Five Star Review from Candice Maree

    Candice Maree Avatar Candice Maree
    6/30/2017
  • I think it speaks volumes for the quality and impact of the experience, that I returned for a second trip! I first volunteered at Picaflor House Children's Community Project in... read more

    Katharine Hughes Avatar Katharine Hughes
    2/28/2018
  • I would most definitely recommend Globalteer to anyone who is interested in volunteering. My experience with Globalteer was amazing and I've volunteered with... read more

    A.N. Barry Avatar A.N. Barry
    1/14/2018
  • Accommodation was perfectly chosen and I made friends for life during my month working there. Perfect mix of authenticity and safety. Stayed with the best... read more

    Crystal Moniz Avatar Crystal Moniz
    2/13/2018
  • Five Star Review from Amy Barry

    Amy Barry Avatar Amy Barry
    12/14/2017
  • The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. All the Globalteer staff made me feel really welcome. I spent a couple of weeks volunteering at the Helping... read more

    Holly Bygrave Avatar Holly Bygrave
    7/26/2018
  • This trip was very well organized by Globalteer. I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Globalteer at... read more

    Kayla Lynne Kiteley Avatar Kayla Lynne Kiteley
    1/25/2018
  • The staff really made me feel welcome. I had a great experience with Globalteer in Peru. The... read more

    AJ Rodney Avatar AJ Rodney
    11/05/2017
  • They are great in every way. I have worked with them twice and I am counting down the days until I return next. Working with Globalteer and Picaflor house is amazing. They're great... read more

    Jeff Bartlett Avatar Jeff Bartlett
    6/30/2017
  • All the Globalteer staff I have worked with have become friends and I value their support and encouragement. I have volunteered with the Globalteer Cambodia Community Project in... read more

    Sally Bateman Avatar Sally Bateman
    1/17/2018
  • Accommodation was perfectly chosen and I made friends for life during my month working there. Learnt so much in an authentic and safe environment. Accomdation... read more

    Crystal Avatar Crystal
    2/13/2018
  • It was a life-changing experience for me, one that I will never forget. I absolutely loved my time volunteering in Cambodia with Globalteer!... read more

    Ann Quinlivan Avatar Ann Quinlivan
    5/31/2018
  • Anyone wanting to volunteer I would 100 percent recommend Globalteer!!!! I had the pleasure of volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor... read more

    Katrina Baxter Avatar Katrina Baxter
    7/04/2017
  • Globalteer employ members of staff who themselves have a passion for travelling. Having chosen to spend three-weeks volunteering on a Cambodia Community... read more

    Nathan Crook Avatar Nathan Crook
    1/25/2018
  • If you go there, you would definitely love it. I stayed in Picaflor House for like one month and... read more

    PICKLE SMART Avatar PICKLE SMART
    8/31/2019
  • Would highly recommend them to anyone considering volunteering abroad. A wonderful organisation that's truly dedicated to helping the communities... read more

    Anna Hilbert Avatar Anna Hilbert
    9/30/2019
  • I had an amazing time and look forward to volunteering with Globalteer again in the future! I volunteered with the Peru Community Project out of Cuzco... read more

    Lauren Franklin Avatar Lauren Franklin
    6/30/2017
  • The staff working there are dedicated but also good fun. What an amazing experience! We spent a week with this... read more

    Hercules Moriarty Avatar Hercules Moriarty
    9/22/2018
  • The Globalteer staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and made me feel right at home. One of the best experiences I've ever had! The Globalteer... read more

    Anna Von Foerster Avatar Anna Von Foerster
    6/30/2017
  • Wish others would also be as lucky as I am to have such an amazing experience! I can’t stop talking & thinking about this amazing experience... read more

    burcu eren Avatar burcu eren
    1/10/2019
  • Great organisation making a real difference. Great organisation making a real difference in Peru.

    Nick James Avatar Nick James
    12/20/2017
  • Had a great time and was happy to support such a worthwhile project. Having done lots of research on volunteer projects, I decided... read more

    Diego Alonso Avatar Diego Alonso
    11/13/2017
  • Each morning I woke up excited and full of energy to meet the other amazing volunteers and start our work! This experience was one of the most rewarding things I... read more

    Robert Bisson Avatar Robert Bisson
    1/12/2018
  • It was a huge eye opener and I would do it again in a heartbeat! I volunteered with Globalteer in Cambodia last year and I... read more

    Fiona Mehmet Avatar Fiona Mehmet
    1/16/2018
  • Five Star Review from Elisabete Lourenco

    Elisabete Lourenco Avatar Elisabete Lourenco
    11/22/2017
  • All the staff and volunteers I worked with were very friendly and supportive. My time spent volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Globalteer... read more

    Colin Elkington Avatar Colin Elkington
    1/13/2018
  • Well organised, really helpful and welcoming staff. I had an amazing experience volunteering with Globalteer earlier this... read more

    Jessica Robinson Avatar Jessica Robinson
    1/12/2018
  • The trip has changed my outlook on life and I believe that this is only the start of my volunteering career! Mid-life crisis? Mid-life adventure? It could have been either.....or even... read more

    Geraldine Parkin Avatar Geraldine Parkin
    2/06/2018
  • Great place

    Ryan Hoffman Avatar Ryan Hoffman
    11/22/2019
  • Everything was well organised from day one and any special requirements were met with ease. Volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House was an incredible experience... read more

    Hannah Verity Stone Avatar Hannah Verity Stone
    6/30/2017
  • Globalteer were there every step of the way to help facilitate everything. Such a rewarding experience. Candice and Globalteer were there every... read more

    Peter DiFrancesca Avatar Peter DiFrancesca
    7/10/2017
  • Five Star Review from Genny Richard

    Genny Richard Avatar Genny Richard
    7/03/2017
  • Five Star Review from Lorrel Walker

    Lorrel Walker Avatar Lorrel Walker
    7/01/2017
  • Would absolutely do it all over again! Amazing! They matched me with the perfect project and went... read more

    Casey Scholl Avatar Casey Scholl
    1/12/2018
  • Could not fault the hard work these people put in to support people less fortunate than myself. Great experience in Peru, couldn't fault the hard work these... read more

    Mark Catling Avatar Mark Catling
    6/30/2017
  • I felt very much taken care of and I met amazing people who worked on other Globalteer projects. Coming from a country with very few organisations that offer... read more

    Eva Deix Avatar Eva Deix
    1/14/2018
  • Great program, great volunteer opportunities, would recommend to anyone. I volunteered for a month with Globalteer in Peru and... read more

    Eli Joshua Echt-Wilson Avatar Eli Joshua Echt-Wilson
    3/15/2019

Featured Volunteer Abroad Programmes

Help care for rescued Elephants in Cambodia! Get up close to these gentle giants the responsible way.

Help at a project working to give disadvantaged children access to better education!

Help care for rescued wildlife at a wildlife shelter in the beautiful Amazon Jungle of Peru!

Guides for Volunteering Abroad

Wanting to volunteer overseas but not really sure where to start. This step by step guide will take you through all you need to know to get started on your volunteer journey.

With so many volunteer organisations available it can be hard to know which to choose. This guide will go through all you need to know to help you choose the volunteer organisation that is right for you.

While most international volunteer programmes come with a fee, that doesn't mean it's not possible to volunteer abroad for free or a low cost! Find out how with this guide.

Volunteering while abroad is a great choice and a wonderful experience. But do you know how to do so responsibly? Learn about what it means to be a responsible volunteer!

While volunteering in an orphanage overseas can seem like a selfless good deed at face value, this however is rarely the case. Learn about the pitfalls of orphanage volunteering here.

Types of Volunteer Programmes

Help disadvantaged children and communities at projects in Peru, Cambodia or Colombia!

Help rescued elephants at one of 3 elephant sanctuaries for an unforgettable experience

Help Care for rescued animals and wildlife at animal shelters in Latin America or Asia.

Help with vital conservation efforts at any of these great conservation projects!