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As an adventurous soul who loves to travel and make a positive impact in the world, I embarked on a volunteer journey with Globalteer's Peru Community Project, and it has been nothing short of extraordinary. This program has not only provided me with an incredible opportunity to immerse myself in a vibrant culture but also to contribute meaningfully to a local community in need.

First and foremost, the level of organisation and support provided by Globalteer was outstanding. From the moment I inquired about the program to the time I bid farewell, their team exhibited utmost professionalism and dedication. They handled all logistical aspects, including accommodation, meals, transportation, and project coordination.

The Peru Community Project itself was a unique and impactful initiative. The program is designed to empower underprivileged communities in Peru through education, healthcare, and sustainable development. I had the opportunity to work alongside a passionate team of local staff and fellow volunteers, united in our goal to make a difference. From teaching English to local children to participating in reading projects, every day was filled with purpose and fulfillment.

The support and guidance provided by the Globalteer team throughout my volunteer placement were exceptional. They ensured that I felt safe, supported, and comfortable at all times. Whether it was organizing cultural activities, facilitating cultural immersion workshops, or offering 24/7 assistance, their commitment to our well-being was unwavering.

Beyond the program itself, Globalteer's commitment to sustainable and responsible volunteering practices truly impressed me. They prioritise the long-term impact of their projects, working closely with local communities to identify their needs and develop sustainable solutions. Their dedication to ethical volunteering practices, respect for local customs, and focus on empowering the community ensures that the work done has a lasting positive effect.

If you are seeking an authentic, impactful, and transformative volunteer experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Globalteer's Peru Community Project at Picaflor House. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and forever grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Posted: June 15, 2023
Overall:
10
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10
Value:
10
Age:
36

Our daughter's trip to Peru to volunteer was preempted because of the global pandemic. Globalteer refused to grant a refund, nor did they offer an alternative. We were simply put off by the manager who told us that we should seek recompense through travelers insurance. While they may be a very reputable organization, their handling of this was less than professional, and for that reason, I would recommend that people look deep into the organizations they are willing to help. We will from now on.

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Posted: September 7, 2020
Overall:
2
Support:
2
Value:
1
By: clennreed
Age:
60

I volunteered at the dog shelter in Cusco in 2017 at which time it was not possible to leave a review. My experience was rather negative.

I was very upset by the conditions and the way the dogs were treated to the extent that I had to stop going there after the second day. I informed the Globalteer office in Cusco of my concerns and they took quick action to address the most serious of these.

After I returned home to the UK, I wrote an email to Globalteer detailing what I had seen and also setting out suggestions as to ways in which the dogs' welfare could be improved. I have been involved in animal welfare all my life and have volunteered at numerous shelters in various countries and therefore thought that my suggestions would be useful. As a Iawyer I am familiar with the UK standards. I received a response from the manager which I was not happy with as the statements contained therein did not correspond with what I had seen myself at the shelter, and direct questions were not answered. I asked him if my complaint could be forwarded to the trustees but did not hear anything from them. I then wrote a letter to each of the trustees at the company's registered address but did not receive any replies. I don’t know if my letters were forwarded.

I then asked my member of parliament (MP) if he would write to the trustees for me. He kindly tried to do so but only received a reply from the manager. I am sorry to say that in this reply, which my MP sent to me, the manager stated that I was making things up about the shelter because I wanted to get a refund of the fee I paid to do the volunteer placement. It also contained the same kind of inaccurate statements that I had received myself.

My MP then contacted the Animal Welfare Group in the UK Parliament about this issue, the chairman of which then wrote to Globalteer. Even he did not receive a response from the trustees but only from the manager.

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Posted: December 5, 2019
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1
Age:
51

I volunteered with Picaflor House in November 2018 for couple of weeks
Globalteer team put children into their heart and they direct you accordingly during your volunteer program. The kids are amazing, teachers are so helpful and everything is so well organized that you don’t have anything to worry about.
I can’t stop talking & thinking about this amazing experience I had!
Wish others would also find the opportunity and be as lucky as I am to have such an amazing experience!
Thanks much for this great experience

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Posted: January 10, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Burgiu
Age:
35

I will always cherish the experience in Peru

I grew up on a farm and have been passionate about helping animals all my life. I particularly connect with dogs so wanted to volunteer to help dogs in need. I already have experience volunteering with dogs at home but wanted to take on the challenge of helping at a shelter overseas.

The project did not disappoint, I was able to get stuck in straight away and the dogs were amazing, really friendly and loving despite their horrific backgrounds. The work was as expected but probably more rewarding than back home knowing these dog’s stories.

Cusco is a wonderful place to volunteer, beautiful city and friendly people. The staff and other volunteers were great. I never felt alone in the hostel, great place to socialize.

I would highly recommend!

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Posted: December 4, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Carol77
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