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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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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 India – The Trip That Changed My Life

Chloe was able to give personalized attention to her students

Volunteer in India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa Goa, India When I first arrived at the volunteer house, both the culture shock and the exhaustion of the 48 hour flight immediately struck me. I had never traveled alone before, and the first night I got there was definitely the hardest. But each day got progressively better. The introduction ...

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Volunteer in Indonesia – Exploring Bali

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud

Volunteer in Indonesia – Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia Volunteering through GoEco in Bali is one of the best decisions I have ever made. This summer I traveled to Ubud and Nusa Penida, participating in a sea turtle conservation project that soon became the most rewarding experience of my life. Over the course of two weeks I was introduced to incredible ...

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Volunteering in Italy – An expected (and incredibly great) journey

Volunteer in Italy – Ischia Dolphin and Marine Research Ischia, Italy My name is Eudes Lefeuvre. I’m 16 and I come from France. I’ve choose the Ischia Dolphin Project. When I arrived on the Casamiccciola’s harbor I was anxious. I had many questions on my mind: am I ready to leave my comfort zone and to adapt myself to a life on ...

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