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Volunteering in Portugal – Living Like a Local


Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal I found this program through one frantic google-searching evening fueled in part by the long months of a Minnesotan winter looming on the horizon, and in part by an outspoken desire many years in the making to do more, see more, and meet more weirdos like myself. Having spent some time ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – A City with an Amazing Culture

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal Porto is an amazing city, let’s just start with that. I was hesitant to choose Porto as the location of my volunteer project because I had not heard that much about it or Portugal for that matter. The hostel for the Porto Hospitality Internship is the best hostel in the city; this ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Experience Porto

Live Music in Spot Hostel for celebrating Saint John Festival

Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto , Portugal While I doing the Porto Hospitality Internship for six weeks, I wished I could have stayed longer. I was a bar tender and I found a golden opportunity to learn about both Portuguese and also international beverages. Porto is one of the most popular and touristic cities in Portugal. Therefore I was ...

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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 Ghana – Teaching Kids How to Tell Time

The children for the most part were very eager to learn from the volunteers

Volunteer in Ghana – Coastal Community Aid Ada Foah, Ghana Having been back in the UK for a week I am already missing Ghana so much that I am looking at flights to see when I can go back! I left for Ghana shortly after the conclusion of my first year at university travelling from Newcastle to London then flying ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Helping Refugees in Tel Aviv

One of the volunteer staff in the doctor’s room

Volunteer in Israel – Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel This summer I volunteered at Tel Aviv Refugee Health Clinic. I have never had been more grateful for taking a trip abroad by myself.  At the clinic I was able to shadow doctors and scribe for them, work in the reception, and also participate in data research. ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Cat and Dog Rescue

Volunteer in Thailand – Cat and Dog Rescue in Koh Samui Koh Samui, Thailand I was finally able to do something I have wanted to do for a while and that was to volunteer abroad. I wanted to work with cats and dogs and came across GoEco who had the Cat and Dog Rescue in Koh Samui project – I immediately ...

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Volunteering in Peru – Inspiring Children in Cusco

Volunteer in Peru – – Helping Underprivileged Children in Cusco Cusco, Peru I would first like to say GoEco is a very good organization and they offered me a wonderful opportunity. I chose to help underprivileged children in Cusco. One of the reasons was my son and his friends outgrew me since they are now seniors in high school. I figured at this ...

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Volunteering in Guatemala – An Unforgettable Experience

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Volunteer in Guatemala – Antigua Childcare and Community Antigua, Guatemala Volunteering in Guatemala at the Antigua Childcare and Community project was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve been on several different volunteer trips to different countries in Latin America, but Guatemala is truly one of the most special places I’ve visited. Everyone who has been to Antigua ...

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Volunteering in Guatemala – Dorothy’s Time Abroad

A GoEco volunteer had a great time taking the local buses in Guatemala.

Volunteer in Guatemala – Antigua Childcare and Community Antigua, Guatemala I found myself at a crossroads in my life, so I decided to take the ultimate plunge, put my life on hold, and volunteer abroad. I came across GoEco and they assisted me with finding the perfect volunteer project. In about a month’s span I picked my project and left ...

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From Germany to Israel – Trekking and Volunteering

A GoEco Volunteer visits Jerusalem for the first time.

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building project Tzukim, Israel Martin Horacek decided to go on a journey of a lifetime trekking and volunteering his way from Germany to Israel.  Martin trekked by himself and on foot to the Old City of Jerusalem where he is now volunteering at the Desert Eco Building Project. After being in Israel for a ...

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Volunteering in Israel: The Greatest Experience of My Life


Volunteer in Israel – Nazareth Hostel Volunteering Nazareth, Israel As I was leaving home, I wasn’t sure what to expect of my time abroad. I had decided to volunteer in Israel at the Nazareth Hostel Volunteering Project.  It was the first time I was travelling by myself for an extended period of time. However, as soon as I arrived at ...

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Isra(h)el(l) – Or What? Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program


Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel So, my friend and I decided to go to Israel for a month. Is that a good idea? Let me tell you already: YES. At times it was a bit… problematic (being overwhelmed by flies, ostriches trying to eat our car, not dying of heat..), but we survived, and we ...

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My Amazing Time Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China Let me just start by saying that I absolutely LOVE giant pandas. This was the main reason that I decided to volunteer at the Giant Panda Center in China. When I was signing up, I thought I was going to spend most of my time cleaning up after the pandas. ...

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Fabulous! Volunteering in Indonesia on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition


Volunteer in Indonesia – Orangutan Conservation Expedition Sumatra, Indonesia The experience volunteering through GoEco on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition in Sumatra was totally fabulous.The accommodations at base camp were well appointed, the food (which was prepared for us) was delicious and perfect for my vegetarian diet, and they even had a sit on top of toilet!

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