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Volunteering in South Africa – Two weeks at the Sanctuary!

A GoEco voluneer on the safari

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State , South Africa In January, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks volunteering in South Africa at the Wild Cat Sanctuary. Being both my first trip to Africa and my first volunteer experience abroad, I was slightly apprehensive about what to expect. The minute I stepped off the bus and ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My GoEco Experience

A GoEco volunteer in the Safari

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert , Israel This summer, my sister and I decided to venture into something new. We wanted to travel together and what better way to do this than by joining a volunteer program. Our love for nature and animals lead us to search the internet for wildlife volunteering in Israel, and that’s when we ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Wildlife in the Arava Desert

A GoEco volunteer in the Safari, a few meters away from the house.

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert,  Israel This summer my sister and I decided we wanted to volunteer with animals outside of Mexico where we’re from. We found GoEco in an internet search and we were immediately drawn to the Desert Wildlife Program in Israel. We were advised to go to the project with an open mind, no expectations… and sunblock. When ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Making Connections in Porto


Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal What can I say about my time volunteering in Porto? Amazing! I will be honest and say that I didn’t know this city existed before I signed up with GoEco, which is hard to think about now that Porto is so close to my heart. I didn’t know what to expect, ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – Where Children Will Melt Your Heart

a GoEco volunteer in Cambodia.

Volunteer in Cambodia – Sustainable Community Development Samraong, Cambodia I joined the Sustainable Community Development program for three weeks to teach English to children at the Greenway School in a rural area close to the border with Thailand. There, children from largely poor backgrounds go to the Greenway School to learn English for free from a combination of local teachers and volunteers (some of ...

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Volunteering in India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa


Volunteer in India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa Goa, India What an amazing feeling. I honestly had the time of my life, I spent five weeks at the Teaching and Community Work in Goa project and I absolutely loved it from the bottom of my heart. Through this program I fell in love with India and ended up staying for two more ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lions, Leopards and More

a GoEco volunteer in one of the many gorgeous views of the Victoria Falls.

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage frican Wildlife Orphanage, zimbabwe When deciding between the various volunteering experiences offered through GoEco, I was most drawn to the African Wildlife Orphanage because of the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of animals. I was not at all disappointed and in just over two weeks, I was involved in the feeding and caring ...

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Volunteering in China – My Week with Giant Pandas

Bai Yan staring a GoEco volunteer down.

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center 16 Km from Ya’an city, China My whole life I have loved pandas. I mean, who doesn’t? They are big, soft cuddly-looking balls of fluff that somehow manage to look directly into your soul with those beautiful brown eyes of theirs. For this reason, when planning our ’round the world trip one of ...

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Volunteering in Spain – The Beautiful Outback

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Volunteer in Spain – Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming Regional Park, Requijada, Spain When I flew into Madrid I ultimately decided that I wanted to get a rental car so that I could explore more of what Spain had to offer and really immerse myself in the country. When I got to the farm my mind was blown. Genevieve and ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Following My Passion


Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilition in Antelope park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe My name is Naama and last month I had the best experience of my life. Since I was young I had a dream to work with wild animals. I finished my military service and started “real life,” but after a very short time I decided to stop everything, and do ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Unforgettable


Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia I boarded my plane wishing that I hadn’t booked my trip. Traveling to a different country alone was terrifying, and I was regretful before I had even checked in, but boy am I glad that I chose against missing the opportunity to volunteer in Indonesia. Arriving in Bali, it wasn’t ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Opportunity for Growth

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa This summer my friend Evan and I volunteered in Cape Town, South Africa for the “Teach and Surf in Cape Town” program and I can truly say that the experience changed me for the better! There is no better way to learn about yourself and ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Gaining Experience in My Field


Volunteer in Spain – Conservation Projects in the Valencia Region Valencia, Spain Hello, my name is Rachel and I am from upstate New York. I recently graduated from college with an environmental degree. I knew I wanted to spend some time volunteering, but I also knew I wanted to gain experience in my field. GoEco was the perfect compromise and ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – Delivering Babies


Volunteer in Cambodia – Medical Aid Samraong, Cambodia I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer in Cambodia for a month working in the Oddar Meanchey Referral Hospital as part of the Medical Aid project. This town has a few thousand of the poorest people on earth. Some of the locals there make less than a dollar a day so healthcare is very ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Where Colors and Smiles Always Shine

Delia with Children

Volunteer in Thailand – Teach and Beach Koh Samui, Thailand I volunteered for two weeks in Koh Samui at the Teach and Beach project to teach English at all levels, from elementary to advanced intermediate, to children in two schools of the island. The project is masterly coordinated with incredible energy, enthusiasm, efficiency and professionalism by an English teacher, Lucy trained in ...

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