Globalteer offers projects that focus on assisting children and impoverished communities, as well as projects that improve animal welfare and encourage conservation. Founded in 2006 as a nonprofit UK charity, Globalteer works with NGOs in developing countries to place more than 4,000 volunteers on impactful community, wildlife, and conservation projects. Globalteer also is a member of Keeping Children Safe, and is vetted by Global Giving. This organization has contributed more than $5 million in achieving its charitable objectives.
Hone your skills as a water resource specialist in Cambodia with the Clean Water Project, and help to tackle some of the deadliest problems of poverty by addressing a root cause – lack of clean drinking water. Assist local staff in making Bio Sand filters, which provide years of clean water for villages and saves lives. You can stay one week or more, with program fees starting at $461.
Add a stint at the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary to your park naturalist education itinerary, and help to provide a safe, natural habitat to elephants who are being rehabilitated. Work alongside professional mahouts preparing food, feeding the elephants, harvesting crops for feed, learning about the elephants, and keeping the sanctuary in the best condition for the animals. With fees starting at $775 for one week, stay up to four weeks and wake up every morning with a view of the elephants roaming in their natural surroundings.
Join other conservation scientists and students on the Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Focus on beach patrols, surveys, and tagging as you work towards protecting and conserving endangered green and hawskbill turtles that nest on the beaches. This program starts from $950 for two weeks, and you’re invited to stay up to three months.