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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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!