Our Philosophy

Travelteer brings an innovative concept that is at the forefront of responsible travel and ethical volunteering. We understand the importance of utilising volunteers’ skill-sets to provide support for our programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal and using our unique model we can offer volunteers access to our programmes with 100% of the money fundraised going directly to the cause. Not only does Travelteer offer life changing volunteering, but the opportunity to explore and travel!


Travelteer strips away the often misleading jargon to offer an ethical, affordable, transparent service that offers high-impact volunteering with the opportunity to go on an adventure! We are partnered with government authorities & NGOs in placement destinations to create programmes that operate at a local level whilst having an impact nationally. Our programmes are designed to fully engage volunteers and ensure their skills are utilised to maximise benefits for both the volunteer and the projects.

Accreditations

LOTC Badge

BS8848

Financial Protection

Atol License

PROVIDE BASIC NEEDS FIRST

We support our projects to make sure all have basic needs and adequate facilities.

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SUPPORT LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

That's why we employ local staff to run the programmes and offer continuous support all year round!

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AGAINST INSTITUTIONALISATION

We do not support the institutionalisation of vulnerable children.

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AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS

We do not support or work with any animal projects that are solely created to meet the demand of volunteers such as baby elephant orphanages

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Behind The Concept

Ethical Volunteering & Responsible Travel

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of ethical volunteering and responsible travel.

Transparency

The Travelteer Impact charity was established to manage the money fundraised by Travelteer volunteers. With the help of Travelteer this non-profit charity can ensure that all money fundraised goes directly to the projects - guaranteeing all your hard work fundraising has maximum impact! We are fully transparent with our fee breakdown because we want you to know exactly what and how much you pay.

Affordability

Travelteer envisions that volunteering and adventure should be accessible to any enthused individual. That’s why we strive to make all our services affordable but still maintain comprehensive programmes, excellent facilities and support services. Using our simple, streamlined approach, Travelteer can offer the most affordable volunteering and adventure opportunities.

Awe-Inspiring Tours

Our adventure tours are a once in a life time opportunity! Whehther you are looking for waterfalls, mountain trekking, safaris or surfing - Travelteer will show you the best South Asia has to offer! Our tours have been specifically designed for individuals seeking adventure as well as culture - we understand that a real traveller needs to experience a country's local customs and traditions.

Sustainable Programmes

Our programmes have been structured using successfully proven pilot programmes. We work closely with Sri Lankan government and NGO’s to create long term sustainability. Travelteer works at the grass root level but with national goals and initiatives. Volunteering with Travelteer means that you are guaranteed to be fully engaged in a comprehensive programme that uses your skills!

Safety

Your safety is of the upmost importance. That’s why every aspect of our programmes are managed solely by Travelteer - we conduct regular risk assessments and ensure all our team is highly experienced and trained in the event of emergencies. Additionally, we employ security staff to safeguard the volunteer accommodation for your piece of mind. Don’t forget Travelteer staff are only minutes away, that’s why we give each volunteer a free sim card so that you can contact staff 24/7! No problem is too big or too small.

24/7 Support & Mentoring

Travelteer offer 24/7 support & mentoring both in the UK or Sri Lanka. Our team will be with you from start to finish. Yes, that’s right - all our team fly out to Sri Lanka! That way you know you are in good hands.

Benefits of Volunteering

There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer! It is a great opportunity to meet some amazing people and you can make friendships that will last a life time. Both the adventure and the volunteering will be challenging yet rewarding and you will discover things about yourself that you never knew! Besides the fun, this is a great way to enhance your CV and stand out from the crowd when you start to apply for jobs and graduate programmes. Travelteer offers after-placement support giving references and offers commendations to its hard working volunteers.

A Fun & Life Changing Adventure

This is what it's all about. Working and living with other like-minded individuals where you’re guaranteed to have fun! We have our own volunteer houses where we provide group meals and often organise social events. We think it’s important to create a strong social environment to make sure all volunteers bond and support each other.

Ethical Volunteering and Responsible Travel

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UAE
MV16
Bilborough
Rosie May
Royal Holloway
Sri Lanka
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