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Cusco, Peru Globalteer NGO | Globalteer
Immerse yourself in rich Peruvian culture while working with Globalteer's international and local staff in the incredible city of Cusco.

Project Details

Globalteer is a registered UK charity operating overseas to provide support to responsible and sustainable projects working in community development & wildlife rescue.

Who We Are

Globalteer’s vision is a world where human and animal suffering are minimised and the future of our planet is safeguarded by effectively harnessing the goodwill of people who share our vision. We work to achieve our vision and charitable objectives through volunteer placements and support for community, conservation, and animal welfare projects and programmes. We are a 100% not-for-profit, registered charity, operating in South East Asia and Latin America.

Our charitable objectives entail:

  • Promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the public by the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially disadvantaged communities.
  • Promoting humane behaviour towards animals by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage.

We are made up of a small team of permanent staff, with offices located in Peru and Cambodia. Our volunteers and donors come to us from all over the world.

What We Do

By placing volunteers into our programmes and partner projects, we aim to truly make an impact in responsible, sustainable ways. Our strategies include:

  • To work with projects that meet genuine local needs, as identified by the communities they serve, and that meet our criteria for sustainability and responsibility.
  • To work closely with our partner projects to ensure that all volunteer placements are of genuine value to the project and are in keeping with the projects’ short-term goals and long-term objectives.
  • To place suitably experienced volunteers within approved partner projects on tasks where there is a local shortage of necessary skills.
  • To encourage the transfer of volunteer skills to local staff wherever possible.
  • To help fund the continued development of partner projects through volunteer donations and post-placement volunteer fundraising.
  • To help all our partner projects to become fully self-funded and locally managed with minimal requirement for external support.
  • To continually assess the needs of the communities with whom we work and identify new partners and new initiatives as necessary.

As part of our commitment to responsible volunteering, we are not only concerned with the needs of our projects - we also care about our volunteers. From the moment we confirm a volunteer placement, we work to make sure each volunteer is prepared and feels comfortable before they travel to a new country. We give comprehensive, tailored travel and health advice, send packing lists, and make sure all volunteers understand their roles at the projects. We also communicate regularly by email or Skype before each volunteer sets off, so that they know exactly what to expect when they arrive. We believe the better prepared a volunteer is, the more of an impact he or she can make at each project. 

Furthermore, we are one of the pioneers of responsible volunteering. We have introduced detailed and robust child protection policies into many overseas projects and are one of the few volunteer organisations that insist on background checks for all staff and volunteers working with children.

As a registered charity in the UK, we are 100% not-for-profit – we must use all monies received to promote our charitable objectives. So the more money we raise, the more we can invest in helping the projects with which we work.

Where We Work

Globalteer works with 22 different community and animal welfare projects in 9 countries within South East Asia and Latin America – Argentina, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Peru, and Thailand. We partner with 3 separate elephant sanctuaries, 7 wildlife rescue and animal welfare projects, 4 conservation programmes, and 8 community and teaching programmes, 2 of which are run solely by Globalteer.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
2006
Contact Person
Jim Elliott
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Since 2006 Globalteer has placed over 4,000 volunteers at selected community and wildlife projects in SE Asia and South America, and invested almost GBP £4 million (USD $5.1m) in achieving our charitable objectives. Below are just a few of the milestones in our short but exciting history:

  • In 2007 Globalteer founded the Grace House Community Centre near Siem Reap, which now offers free education to more than 250 underprivileged children in three rural villages. From humble beginnings Grace House, now managed independently has grown into a well-respected, holistic community project and model for many new NGOs.
  • In 2010 Globalteer set up the Picaflor House Community Project in a small village near Cusco in Peru where up to 60 children a day receive free supplementary education and organised fun activities in a safe haven.
  • In 2013 Globalteer took on the management of Helping Hands Cambodia. The project runs a school for 300 students, provides breakfast to 100 children attending the school, provides university scholarships and provides agricultural training to the local community.
  • In 2012 Globalteer formed its first ever Malaysian project partnership with a marine and turtle conservation project in Borneo, bringing our total number of wildlife and conservation partner projects to seven.
  • Globalteer now works with six community projects in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia, which between them offer free supplementary education and shelter to over 1,000 underprivileged children, and bring clean drinking water to thousands of villagers.
  • In 2009 Globalteer launched its Siem Reap Junior Soccer League in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with 18 teams from 10 charity projects. It now has over 700 players from more than 50 teams in over 24 organisations and schools.
  • In 2012 Globalteer added daily football and volleyball coaching to the weekend programme, bringing the number of children benefitting from the sports programme to over 1,000.
  • 2012 also saw the launch of the first ever girls’ soccer league, and a young adult training programme which aims to teach selected youngsters to be professional soccer referees and coaches.
  • In addition, Globalteer has undertaken a number of ad hoc activities to answer the needs of the communities with whom we work, including accounting, marketing and child protection advice.
  • In 2012 Globalteer arranged for a UK-trained intensive care nurse to run first aid training for 135 Khmer and western staff from over 20 NGOs and schools in and around Siem Reap.
  • In 2013, following five months of work with two UK teachers and various partner projects, Globalteer produced a bespoke teaching handbook for volunteers assisting English teachers in the developing world.
  • In 2016 and 2017, Globalteer worked with a group of qualified UK teachers to train 160 Cambodian school teachers.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals