We are an educational charity, part of a worldwide movement to enhance the natural environment and the lives of all those living within it. We do this by providing volunteer opportunities in our Food Loose & Plastic Free shop and café in Cheltenham whilst also partnering with similar organisations in other countries.
We are managed by a Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for ensuring that the charity operatives within its objects set out in its memorandum, adheres to regulatory guidelines and demonstrates financial prudence.
We may involve volunteers in humanitarian and environmental projects where they can make a real difference such as at Kisumu, in Kenya.
We may organize local meetings to raise the issues around sustainability and attend international conferences that bring people together from around the world to share experiences and learn.
We may partner with other organisations and NGOs working abroad and act as an interface to funding bodies in the UK provided there are also opertunities for cultural exchange between our volunteers and theirs.
The Global Footsteps’ objectives are to focus on sustainability and education to promote prosperity while protecting the planet for future generations. The desired result is a state of society where living conditions and resources are used to continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural system.
Global Footsteps was founded as the Rendezvous Society in 1985, the Charity was set up as an educational facility, with young people as its target group with the aims of helping local communities to engage with people of other cultures to promote mutual understanding between them. This was achieved by a series of cultural exchanges mainly between young people (18-25 year olds) travelling to and from the ‘host’ countries. The concepts of education and mutual understanding remain and we have added sustainability to those with the first step being the Foodloose and Plastic Free initiative.
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Everyone is welcome!
Why don’t you discover your inner strength to help your community and the people around you. We are always looking for amazing people to push us even further for what we stand for. Whether is helping with our Store, being a Barista and serve our best quality coffee or taking part in our humanitarian and environmental projects that improve the lives of other communities like our Cook Stoves project in Kenya.
You can play your little part that brings a great and a positive effect to people worldwide.
Wondering how to start?
Download the forms below and start your journey of volunteering. We would be more than pleased to meet you and your inner hero!
Global Footsteps welcomes any individual to join as a member or volunteer.
Download the form that is more likely for you to join us.
We always need volunteers to help with our charity and if you have some time to spare then you can download the application form here. Volunteers will be entitled to refreshments and discounts in the shop.
Volunteers roles are usually at the Food Loose shop, but anyone interested in specific roles with the charity can contact us for more information.
By becoming a Member of Global Footsteps you will receive first hand updates about our charity work through email and newsletters, can attend talks and meetings plus you will be entitled to discounts both in the shop and room hire. Memberships last one year and full details on categories of membership and costs are on the membership form.
When it is time to renew your membership you can download the form here and use that to confirm renewal and any changes in your personal details.
You can then sign it, bring it to our office or post it to us. Payment can be by cheque or preferably bank transfer to our account. You can also upgrade to Life membership if you have decided a long-term relationship with us.
Due to the Coronavirus, we have had to unfortunately close our charity and coffee shop in line with government regulations. On the other hand, our Foodloose shop has been given the go ahead to continue operation as this is considered an essential service, therefore please do continue to shop with us.