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Shalom, salaam, and greetings from the Holy Land!  We at GoEco are based here in Israel so this beautiful, multicultural, multifaith country holds a special place in our hearts.  Besides the expansive beaches of Tel Aviv, incredible history of Jerusalem, and the free-flowing hummus, this little country has an unbelievable amount of places to go and things to see.  Travelers to the Land of Milk and Honey have a lot of options to volunteer, whether it be with animals at a wildlife reserve, helping with the Red Sea coral reef conservation effort, or learning sustainable building at an eco-tourism hotel in the desert.

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 ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel – A Trip to Remember

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Volunteer in Israel – At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel When I was trying to decide which project I wanted to volunteer with I became inspired by one of my favorite quotes, “Even in the darkest place the light shines that much brighter.”  This helped me decide that I wanted to join the At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem project.  I traveled ... Read More »

Getting Dirty at the Desert Eco Building Project – Volunteering in Israel

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Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building Arava Desert, Israel After a short journey from a friend’s house in the Galilee, I reached a hostel in Jerusalem the day before the official orientation day of my GoEco experience. I had a nice start at the hostel thanks to the great staff and a night out with my hostel roommates. Everything ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel: The Greatest Experience of My Life

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel at the At-Risk Youth Project

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Volunteer in Israel – At-Risk Youth In Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel Two years ago I traveled to Israel on a long-term program, which had a tremendously positive impact on my life. I only returned home to finish school, and when I completed my degree, I knew I would travel right back. I just needed to find a way to get there. ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program

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Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel Before I embarked on my GoEco adventure, I was living and working on a kibbutz near Gaza. I had no preconceived expectations of how GoEco ran their organization or how they treated their paying customers; I only had my kibbutz programme as a benchmark but I was excited to start ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel at the Mountain Eco Lodge

GoEco volunteers at the Eco Mountain Lodge

Volunteer in Israel – Mountain Eco Lodge Nimrod, Israel After discovering GoEco through a local organization, I decided to partake in an internship abroad. After reviewing the projects, I decided that volunteering in Israel at the Mountain Eco Lodge would give me the experience I was looking for. I was embarking on an opportunity to discover a new country with ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel at the Multicultural Summer Camp

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Volunteer in Israel – Mulicultural Summer Camp Druze Village, Israel I had already been living abroad on my own for a year but the idea of spending two weeks volunteering at a summer camp in an Israeli Druze village without knowing anyone was still pretty daunting. Although I had prior experience working with kids, teaching English to a group of ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel | Saving Eilat’s Coral Reef

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Volunteer in Israel – Coral Reef Reserve Eilat, Israel As with any new experience, I was a little nervous and apprehensive as I had no idea what to expect when volunteering in Israel. Those feelings quickly disappeared upon meeting my fellow volunteers at the GoEco orientation where we were briefed on what to expect and all of our questions were ... Read More »