Why Globalteer?

So you’ve decided you want to make a difference in the world, share your skills and passion. After exploring your options, you’ve decided you want to participate in an international volunteer programme.

But now what? What should your next step be? How do you decide where to go and which organisation to choose? Explore this page to discover more about Globalteer, how to volunteer responsibly and how to choose a volunteer organisation.

Globalteer is one of the world's leading and most trusted responsible volunteering organisations providing charity work abroad. Reasons to Volunteer with Globalteer.

How do you decide where to volunteer and which is the best volunteer organisation to choose? The scams and ethical transgressions that you must know!

Ensuring that every volunteer placement has real impact. Volunteer Responsibly with a UK Charity and make a real difference.

Volunteering in orphanages seems, at face value, to be a selfless act of charity that can only do good. Sadly, this is very rarely the case so we would like you to take a few minutes to read about the reality of being an orphanage volunteer.

Whether you are just now exploring the idea of volunteering or are a well-experienced volunteer both at home and overseas, you may have seen the term ethical volunteering thrown out across various platforms on the web. But what does this actually mean? Why is it important?

Globalteer is committed to responsible travel and its promotion on all levels, and recognises that we have a duty to the countries and the communities we work with to ensure that we act responsibly in everything we do.

Since 2006 our charitable expenditure has been almost GBP£4 million. Learn more about Globalteer's achievements...

As a UK Charity, Globalteer's financial accounts are independently audited and freely available online. You can find out where your money goes when you make a volunteer placement fee or donation to Globalteer on this website or from the UK Charities Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering overseas and charity work abroad with Globalteer.

The Globalteer Difference

  • A.N. Barry Avatar

    My experience with Globalteer was amazing and I've volunteered with them two years in a row now in Siem Reap.... read more

    A.N. Barry 1/14/2018
    Hannah Verity Stone Avatar

    Volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House was an incredible experience - everything was well organised from day one and any... read more

    Hannah Verity Stone 6/30/2017
    Elisabete Lourenco Avatar

    Elisabete Lourenco 11/22/2017
  • Amy Barry Avatar

    Amy Barry 12/14/2017
    Peter DiFrancesca Avatar

    Spent 2 weeks at a dog rescue in Cusco, Peru. Such a rewarding experience. Candice and Globalteer were there every... read more

    Peter DiFrancesca 7/10/2017
    Hope Wilson Avatar

    I had the best time volunteering, especially with a background in childcare I found this an amazing experience and highly... read more

    Hope Wilson 1/16/2018
  • Ann Quinlivan Avatar

    I absolutely loved my time volunteering in Cambodia with Globalteer! I worked at Helping Hands School in a rural... read more

    Ann Quinlivan 5/31/2018
    Crystal Moniz Avatar

    Learnt so much in an authentic and safe environment. Accomdation was also perfectly chosen and I made friends for... read more

    Crystal Moniz 2/13/2018
    Geraldine Parkin Avatar

    Mid-life crisis? Mid-life adventure? It could have been either.....or even a break from the husband! Following retirement from... read more

    Geraldine Parkin 2/06/2018
  • Eva Deix Avatar

    Coming from a country with very few organisations that offer international volunteering jobs (Austria), I had to trust online reviews... read more

    Eva Deix 1/14/2018
    Mark Catling Avatar

    Great experience in Peru, couldn't fault the hard work these people put in to support people less fortunate than myself.... read more

    Mark Catling 6/30/2017
    Katrina Baxter Avatar

    I had the pleasure of volunteering with Globalteer at Picaflor House. From the

    Moment I arrived I was collected by... read more

    Katrina Baxter 7/04/2017
  • Lorrel Walker Avatar

    Lorrel Walker 7/01/2017
    Anna Von Foerster Avatar

    One of the best experiences I've ever had! The Globalteer staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and made me feel right... read more

    Anna Von Foerster 6/30/2017
    Lauren Franklin Avatar

    I volunteered with the Peru Community Project out of Cuzco for 5 weeks. I was so impressed with the amazing... read more

    Lauren Franklin 6/30/2017
  • Sally Bateman Avatar

    I have volunteered with the Globalteer Cambodia Community Project in 2014 and twice in 2017 and will be returning this... read more

    Sally Bateman 1/17/2018
    Casey Scholl Avatar

    Amazing! They matched me with the perfect project and went out of their way to make sure I had everything... read more

    Casey Scholl 1/12/2018
    Holly Bygrave Avatar

    I spent a couple of weeks volunteering at the Helping Hands School just outside Siem Reap. The whole experience was... read more

    Holly Bygrave 7/26/2018
  • Fiona Mehmet Avatar

    I volunteered with Globalteer in Cambodia last year and I had an amazing experience. Every member of the team there... read more

    Fiona Mehmet 1/16/2018
    Crystal Moniz Avatar

    Perfect mix of authenticity and safety. Stayed with the best children and teachers and always felt so welcome. ... read more

    Crystal Moniz 2/13/2018
    Robert Bisson Avatar

    I began volunteering with Globalteer on the Clean Water project in Cambodia for 2 weeks. This experience was one of... read more

    Robert Bisson 1/12/2018
  • Nick James Avatar

    Great organisation making a real difference in Peru.

    Nick James 12/20/2017
    Katharine Hughes Avatar

    I first volunteered at Picaflor House Children's Community Project in Peru in 2014, as a solo traveller, staying in Cusco... read more

    Katharine Hughes 2/28/2018
    Hercules Moriarty Avatar

    What an amazing experience!

    We spent a week with this incredible sanctuary in August 2018.

    The passion for the animals... read more

    Hercules Moriarty 9/22/2018
  • Kayla Lynne Kiteley Avatar

    I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Globalteer at the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary! It was amazing being at... read more

    Kayla Lynne Kiteley 1/25/2018
    AJ Rodney Avatar

    I had a great experience with Globalteer in Peru. The staff really made me feel welcome and Cusco is such... read more

    AJ Rodney 11/05/2017
    Jessica Robinson Avatar

    I had an AMAZING experience volunteering on two different projects with Globalteer. You really get to experience life in... read more

    Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
  • Nathan Crook Avatar

    Having chosen to spend three-weeks volunteering on a Cambodia Community Project in Siem Reap, a perfect school placement was found,... read more

    Nathan Crook 1/25/2018
    Jeff Bartlett Avatar

    Working with Globalteer and Picaflor house is amazing. They're great in every way. I've worked with them during two extended... read more

    Jeff Bartlett 6/30/2017
    Jessica Robinson Avatar

    I had an amazing experience volunteering with Globalteer earlier this year. Well organised, really helpful and welcoming staff and a... read more

    Jessica Robinson 1/12/2018
  • Colin Elkington Avatar

    My time spent volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with Globalteer was one of the most eye-opening and inspiring experiences I've... read more

    Colin Elkington 1/13/2018