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Volunteering in South Africa – Happy Days

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Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Cape Town, South Africa This project wasn’t a “light bulb” idea or something I did because my friends were doing it. This was execution of my lifetime dream to work with the animals as well as cross out a few things off my bucket list while volunteering in South Africa. The opportunity to ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – In the Medical Field

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Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam My experience volunteering at the Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh was absolutely incredible. Not only did I get to learn a ton about the medical field, but I also got to meet some wonderful people and explore the beautiful and exciting city that is Saigon! The ...

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka – Overwhelming Joy

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Volunteer in Sri Lanka– Child Care and Community Work Kandy, Sri Lanka Sitting on hour 18 of my flight, I had no idea what to expect of my volunteer trip for Child Care and Community Work; coming in alone as a 17 year old to a new country with not much background as to what I would be doing was ...

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Volunteering in Spain – The Tranquil Requijada

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Volunteer in Spain – Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming Requijada, Spain With my interest in agriculture and building relationship with horses, I have joined the Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming project for a week. During the week, I got a chance to have close contact with the horses and assisted in training them. It was really lovely to stay close with ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Combo Project

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Teaching and Social Work in San Jose + Sea Turtle Conservation Various locations around Costa Rica I am a freshman in college studying psychology who wanted to try volunteering in Costa Rica. While I was looking at companies to go with, I put down my number in some of them and GoEco called me first so ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Monkeys by the Pool

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Volunteer in South Africa – Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Near Tzaneen, Limpopo Province, South Africa Volunteering in South Africa at the Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was an amazing experience. Every morning I had a coffee and talked to the other volunteers before starting morning chores. After cleaning enclosures or food prep all the volunteers had breakfast together and ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A New Part of the World

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa I did the “Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town” project with GoEco and it was the most amazing trip of my life! I stayed at a hostel and worked with the local organization stationed there. In the mornings we would volunteer at the DuNoon township, which ...

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Volunteering in Nepal – Monks Playing Soccer

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Volunteer in Nepal – Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries Various Locations in Nepal My one month and one week volunteering in Nepal began November 15th, at Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu. After landing, disembarking, completing my visa application, payment, and exchanging some money, I exited the airport. As soon as I had exited the doors, I was asked by maybe ten different drivers if I needed ...

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Volunteering in India – Best Decision Ever!

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Volunteer in India – Community Aid in Rajasthan Rajasthan, India Volunteering in India was the best decision I have ever made. I spent four weeks situated in Udaipur, Rajasthan, which is such a beautiful city filled with a lot of history and things to do! My first week was orientation week so I received info on the projects, had some ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Observation & Data Collection

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Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area Greater Kruger Area, South Africa I had a really great experience volunteering in South Africa. I had signed up through GoEco for the Big 5 Wildlife Reserve project. Our daily tasks included doing RTP (Research, Tasks and Project) and going out on drives to observe the ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Captivated by Wildlife

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Rescue Port Stephens, Australia G’day! I am just getting home after my experience volunteering in Australia for Wildlife Rescue, and I am already looking forward to my next trip to the land Down Under! As a pre-veterinary student, I am intrigued by wildlife medicine, husbandry, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. As an animal-lover, I am ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Pre-Vet Intern

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chinsta, Eastern Cape, South Africa In May 2015, I spent two weeks in Cinsta East on the wild coast in South Africa through a Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship with GoEco. I was able to experience veterinary work for African wildlife, agricultural livestock, and domestic animals. Going during their winter was the icing on top of ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Living My Dream

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was five years old and I’ve always wanted to work at a zoo because I’m in love with wildlife, so I thought this Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship was a perfect opportunity to see if my dream is what I wanted ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Solo Traveling

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Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area Greater Kruger Area, South Africa My time volunteering at GoEco’s Big 5 Wildlife Reserve project was better than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t know what to expect when I left New York and traveled to South Africa alone, but once at Dumela Lodge, the staff immediately made all ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Conservation Gone Wild

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Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area, South Africa In late 2015, I volunteered as part of the Big 5 Wildlife Reserve program in the Greater Kruger Area. Many of those volunteering in South Africa were adults, like me, and we came from around the world. We had a ...

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