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Recent Posts

Volunteering in Indonesia – One Big Family

Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia During the first week, we had an orientation in Ubud, Bali. I was with many volunteers from both the Sea Turtle Rescue project I signed up for, and also the Education and Community Work project. During this week, you visit local touristic places in Ubud and you are introduced to ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Where my Heart Belongs

Volunteer in South Africa – Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary Gauteng Province, South Africa When you leave Africa, you’re not the same person you were when you first arrived there. When that awful day comes and it’s time to leave the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary, you are most definitely a changed person. I came to the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary not knowing ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Throw caution to the wind and go!

rhino-tracking

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa As someone who does extensive research before doing anything; I strongly encourage anyone who might be a tad over cautious, like me, to throw caution to the wind and GO! This program is truly life changing. (I don’t like the term “Once in a lifetime” because I fully intend to repeat ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – I want to see the world

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa “I want to see the world” That is what I said to myself after my summer break, where I had met a lot of new international friends in a 2-week summer school. “I want to go traveling, as far and often as possible. Especially ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Make a difference, learn a skill, see the real Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer thought GoEco for a week at Singburi orphanage in Thailand in October 2016. I was looking for an experience to use my muscles rather than my mind and to do some proper physical work to help people who have ...

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Volunteering in India – The Indian Files

Agra Fort with Milena (left) and Arlene (right)

Volunteer in India – Volunteer Travel Adventure Multiple Locations, India My journey began on Friday, August 5th 2016. The volunteer coordinators were all so hospitable. They gave us a tour of the M. Block Market to ensure we retrieved the essential items we requested for a comfortable stay in New Delhi, India such as, a cell phone data and service ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Learning to Enjoy the Little Things

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Hoedspruit, South Africa From August 1, 2016 to August 15, 2016, I was fortunate to say I was a volunteer for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Hoedspruit, South Africa. The location was absolutely beautiful. The surrounding area is filled with dry bush and trees but to the back of the center, the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Time at the African Wildlife Ranch

Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Outdshoon, South Africa I decided I wanted to do some volunteer work and did a lot of research in advance before finally deciding to book with GoEco and choosing to work at The African Wildlife Ranch in Outdshoon South Africa. The whole programme sounded varied and interesting – just what I wanted. ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – An Amazing Summer in Bali

Collecting Coral

Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia I have longed for my first overseas voluntary journey for months. It was a breakthrough for me and did not disappoint! There were passionate youths from all over the world. I made friends with volunteers from Europe, Asia and more. That’s really a place for cross-cultural exchange! Orientation week was conducted ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Favorite Trip Ever

Playing with the kids on Mandela Day

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town, South Africa This was one of the most amazing volunteering experiences so far in my life. Before departing, I was really excited but a bit nervous. I met so many volunteers from all over the world. People were so nice and friendly. The part I liked the most was taking care ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – An Experience Like No Other

This volunteer fell in love with her favorite students at the Sir Udom School.

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri, Thailand Stepping out of my comfort zone and volunteering in Thailand with this amazing organization is something I will remember forever. I was fortunate to meet such kind-hearted children and make such wonderful friends, while volunteering. For the first week I was able to volunteer at an orphanage in a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Encounters with Great White Sharks

Volunteer in South Africa – Great White Shark Conservation Gansbaai, South Africa The idea of ever having an opportunity to go and see the Great White Shark in the flesh at the infamous Shark Alley has always been a distant dream. However, with GoEco offering the experience at an affordable price, my bags were packed to spend four weeks in ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – T.I.A. (This is Africa)

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State, South Africa Besides the initial shock of lions, cheetahs, jackals, and other wildlife, most people questioned why my first trip out of the United States would be to South Africa and why a marketing student was volunteering at a big cat sanctuary. GoEco was the perfect opportunity to check an ...

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Volunteering in India – Going to Goa

Volunteer in India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa Goa, India The first week is introduction week; this includes visiting historic sights, Indian cooking classes, yoga classes, self-defense classes and learning about Indian religions, languages and the country. It’s a fantastic way to see Goa and you meet amazing people. My favorite part was touring an organic spice plantation. ...

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka – A Great Way to Travel

Despite growing up seeing many different baby animals, the volunteer was surprised by how cute the turtles were!

Volunteer in Sri Lanka – Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka It’s May 2016, and exactly two years have passed since I first surfed around websites of volunteer organizations, but something held me back at the time. And here I was again. This time, the drive to spend my summer vacation by doing something useful and outside my comfort ...

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