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Volunteering in Croatia – Having a Blast with Dolphins!

Observing a beautiful sunset

Volunteer in Croatia – Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Zambratija, Croatia The dolphin research organization where I took part was a blast for me! You can be a volunteer and have an amazing experience with other volunteers from all around the world and with a lot of fun. The tasks for the dolphins comprised the bulk of the daily work: every volunteer gets ...

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Volunteering in Croatia – A Wonderful Time!

Enjoying the water while searching for dolphins

Volunteer in Croatia – Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Zambratija, Croatia I came to volunteer for dolphin conservation because I have been fascinated by the dolphins since my childhood. While volunteering we have learned so much about these wonderful creatures – and to see them LIVE in the nature was an absolute highlight! Our team was especially unique because it team was the oldest ever! ...

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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 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 – 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 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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Volunteering in South Africa – All the Inspiration I Found in Cape Town

One of the classrooms that this volunteer had the privilege of working in. The children shown here are 4-5 years old.

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa The benefits I received from my trip to Cape Town are too numerous to count. My days spent in the schools and working with children opened my eyes to the life many people in Cape Town lead. I have always heard that people living ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Six Magical Weeks in Barcelona

Cycling and tourist activities

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona, Spain The title says it all! My time in Barcelona was magical and I loved every part of it. For years I have been desperate to visit Barcelona due to its artistic culture, architecture and nightlife and knew that I didn’t want my first time spent there to be a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Experiential Learning

Volunteers were given the task to draw the elephants for the administrators to study their growth progression

Volunteer in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries Hartebeespoort, South Africa Everyday during the first week we went to different sanctuaries and participated in tours in the mornings and worked in the afternoons until 3:30pm. Tours ranged from game drives around the cheetah sanctuary to hand feeding and walking elephants in the elephant/monkey sanctuary. Every week differed from the last ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Growing Special Bonds

Helping the kids with their spelling!

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand I spent a full week volunteering in Sing Buri teaching English in local schools, where I taught from grades 1 to 6 and taught 4 classes a day. This program is a great insight into the Thai culture and creates a very important awareness about what life is ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Home Away From Home

Sunsets are beautiful

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State, South Africa Recently, I spent two weeks volunteering at the Wild Cat Sanctuary. Let me start by saying that two weeks was not enough time for me. This was an amazing place. I woke up every morning to lions roaring; and the first morning when I peeked out our bedroom ...

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Volunteering in Spain – A Taste of Spanish Culture

The beach at sunset

Volunteer in Spain – Education and Development in Valencia Valencia, Spain I decided to volunteer in Valencia in Spain for two weeks with GoEco. Before I knew it, I was on my way from Manchester Airport to Valencia! The weather was amazing, and my organizer Martha was at the train station as soon as I arrived and she was super ...

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