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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great organisation making a real difference. Great organisation making a real difference in Peru.

    Nick James Avatar Nick James
    12/20/2017

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!