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Recent Posts

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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Volunteering in India – My Time as a Volunteer

Deaf and Mute School students

Volunteer in India – Community Aid in Rajasthan Udaipur, India India is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people, and many incredible attractions. I spent two weeks volunteering in Udaipur, and it was the best two weeks of my life. For the first few days I was able to tour around Udaipur too see the palaces, temples, lakes, and shops. ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – What Does ‘Pura Vida’ Mean?

100 tortugitas to be released

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica Before July 2016 I had never volunteered, never been in contact with wilderness, never worked in a physical type of job. Therefore, when I registered for the sea turtle conservation program from Goeco, I did not know what to expect. I came across the idea of volunteering after a dream ...

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Volunteer in South Africa – Animal Lover’s Paradise

Cheetah encounters are amazing

Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Western Cape, South Africa I was looking for a journey this summer that I would remember for a lifetime, and going to the African Wildlife Ranch provided just what I was looking for. I grew up loving animals, and as I got older, wanted to do more traveling. What a cool opportunity ...

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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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Volunteer in the Philippines – Mabuhay!

Class photo on the last day

Volunteer in the Philippines – Palawan Kindergarten Care Palawan, Philippines “Mabuhay!” a common phrase in Tagalog, the native tongue of the Philippines, translates to “Long live!” in English. This phrase is said often by the Filipino people as a statement of joy and celebration and accurately describes my experience in the Philippines; joyful! As a volunteer in the Green Lion ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – The Month Which I Will Always Remember

Elephant baby

Volunteer in South Africa – Big Cats Research and Conservation in the Greater Kruger Area Kruger, South Africa Back from South Africa, I want to go again. It was such a fun time. The location near the Greater Krueger National Park is amazing. You find yourself surrounded by unbelievable animals and a beautiful landscape. Our main work was the research ...

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