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Cambodia

Volunteer at the Cambodia Sports Project

The Volunteer in Cambodia Sports project of Globalteer works in conjunction with the Cambodia Community project in the town of Siem Reap, home to the breathtaking UNESCO-designated...

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Malaysia

Volunteer in Borneo at a Marine Conservation Project

The Borneo Marine Conservation Project is located on the paradise island of Pom Pom, where you’ll be living in individual tents on the beach and scuba diving every day

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Thailand

Volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue in Thailand

Globalteer offers volunteering opportunities at a wildlife rescue center in Thailand. The center is located about two to three hours south of Bangkok. The sanctuary is dedicated...

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Colombia

Volunteer with Kids in Colombia

This Globalteer project in Colombia provides safe retreats for vulnerable children, protecting them from the many temptations of the city and providing them with free education...

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Cambodia

Cambodia Women’s Empowerment Project

The Cambodia Women’s Empowerment Project provides previously marginalized women with new skills, a steady income and the opportunity for personal development in a safe,...

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Cambodia

Cambodia Food and Farming Project

The Cambodia Food & Farming Project with Globalteer, works with communities around Siem Reap to help them move away from the hand to mouth existence of subsistence farming...

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Cambodia

Cambodia Clean Water Project

The Cambodia Clean Water Project saves lives and helps protect livelihoods by giving rural communities access to clean drinking water. In Cambodia, 1 in 7 children die before...

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Malaysia

Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation

This vital Sea Turtle conservation project is located on the paradise island of Pom Pom, where you’ll be living in individual tents on the beach, snorkeling every day in...

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Colombia

Volunteer with sloths in Colombia

Help care for sloths in Colombia, and get the chance to experience the countrys stunning scenery, rich history, and welcoming people. Volunteers will be based at the Colombia...

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Laos

Volunteer with a Wildlife Project in Laos

Contribute to a Wildlife project in Laos. Volunteers will be based at the Laos Wildlife Sanctuary, a rehabilitation, rescue and release centre committed to the protection...

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Malaysia

Marine Science A Level Course

The Borneo Marine and Sea Turtle Conservation Project is offering a Marine Science Advanced (A) Level course that runs from fourteen to sixteen weeks. The program starts

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Costa Rica

Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

Contribute to the Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica, which helps preserve the countrys incredible biodiversity through the protection of endangered sea turtles...

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Cambodia

Volunteer with Bears in Cambodia

Volunteer at the Bear Rescue Sanctuary, which is committed to rescue and rehabilitation efforts for bears facing the threat of poaching for bear bile farms, exploitation

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Peru

Volunteer with a Wildlife Project in Peru

Volunteer at a rainforest wildlife sanctuary in Peru through a program from Globalteer. The Peru Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary is devoted to the promotion and protection

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Globalteer Reviews

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10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

First time volunteer

I spent two weeks in Medellin, a week of which I volunteered with Globalteer. I had not previously volunteered or travelled to Colombia so was unsure what to expect.
Leading up to my trip I frequently exchanged emails with Elena, the project coordinator. Elena arranged my accommodation, Spanish lessons, pick up from the airport and sent me lots of useful information about the project and Medellin in general. Once I arrived in Colombia I was met at the airport and driven to the hostel in El Poblado. The hostel was ideally located, very clean and the staff were fantastic! I met with Elena the next day and she showed me around El Poblado and how to get to the project. Once at the project I was introduced to the staff and children and given a tour of the facilities. As a volunteer you are given the freedom to plan your own activities and chose which areas you want to help with. During my with the children I helped clean up after meals, organised and took part in arts and craft activities, walked the children to school and took them to play in the park. I also gave one of the older children one to one help with his English work from school.The staff at the project were very welcoming they are also genuinely invested in the children they care for. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the project and in Colombia and hope to return!

Program: Volunteer with Kids in Colombia

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

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I had a very very good experience in chiang mai. Everything was perfect, i made a lot of amazing friendships and loved my project and the kids that i worked with. I have no words to explain how this trip changed my life and the way that i see the world. Im also in love with Thailand and this amazing city that is chiang mai. I LOVE CHANYA AND JOY

Program: Volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue in Thailand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

A life changing experience - truly!

Well, what can I say?

Globalteer's Siem Reap Sports Program was life changing and unforgettable. I've always had a keen interest in sports and when I decided to go travelling, my friend told me about Globalteer and told me I should volunteer with them to a. see something different on my trip and b. to make a difference.

When I first arrived in Siem Reap, I was greeted by the fantastic volunteer coordinator, who went through the expectations and requirements set out by both Globalteer and the NGOs I'd be visiting. I was given a starter pack, a tour of downtown Siem Reap and the assurance that if I had any problems, the team would be happy to help.

One great thing I did notice from the off was the social messages they were trying to give the kids and how they just told me to have fun and enjoy myself. There was no danger of anything else!

I worked with three fantastic people - the Sport Manager, Charlie, a mini celebrity in Cambodia for all his great work with NGOs and providing the people with accessible sports, and two coaches - DK was like working with a best mate who showed his love for the community and sports whilst Srey Mom was hard working and a funny person to be around. I also taught them English whilst they taught me Khmer so the language exchanges were an added bonus for me and them - or so I like to think so!

I visited ten different locations and met some truly inspiring people. Kids from basic backgrounds who had nothing but gave everything. When you work with kids like this you realise how big a small volunteer impact can have on them. Moreover, you can really see the difference Globalteer is making to their lives.

What I loved most about this project was that everyday was different. Some days you had wet weather so had to run around on concrete in trainers and make the games safe for the kids. On others, it would be scorching sun and you'd be running around barefoot in the sandy playground, laughing and getting tanned!

The accommodation provided at a local guest house was exceptional for the fee included in my volunteer package. The staff were friendly, the food on offer was cheap, but excellent and traditional quality and the room was comfortable and relaxing.

I think it's worth mentioning the staff in the office who didn't come out with me on the projects. They were all friendly, welcomed me when weather prevented visits or if I needed help and extremely social. It was like being among friends who maintained their professionalism throughout but also knew how to engage and have fun with the volunteers. I miss them already!

I have not one bad word to say about the project or the kids and NGOs we worked with. Everyone was welcoming, enthusiastic and lots of fun. If I had the money, I'd be doing it every year!

Keep it up, Globalteer Cambodia!

Program: Volunteer at the Cambodia Sports Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Whale sharks, reef conservation and fun.

I spent a fantastic month with TRACC near the north tip of Borneo from early January to early February. I camped in a comfortable tent under the trees just in from a beautiful beach. The diving was brilliant, lionfish, nudebranches, rays, a turtle, we even saw a whale shark from the boat! It was really rewarding to be able to help with the reef conservation, it was great to see the marine life colonising artificial reefs other volunteers had put in, and it was great fun making and installing new reefs. The visibility wasn't always fantastic but this was because there was lots of plankton, which is what attracted the whale shark! I think the weather gets better after March. The food was great and we could go body boarding or kayaking, or go to the north tip of Borneo in our spare time.
The people were fantastic, really welcoming, friendly and fun, and I learned loads about marine life, fish ID and coral conservation as well as the problems currently facing sharks. I passed my advanced open water diver and emergency first response courses while I was there.
I would definitely recommend going to anyone who enjoys the sea, you don't have to be a diver, you can take your open water certification when you get there. I wish I had stayed longer!

Program: Volunteer in Borneo at a Marine Conservation Project