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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.

Volunteering in Israel – Living with Alpacas!

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Volunteer in Israel – Desert Alpaca Farm Negev Desert, Israel I am currently studying zoology at university and with nothing to do over the summer holiday I decided to try volunteering to get some work experience, and, as I love travelling, I decided to volunteer abroad. After hours of searching the internet for animal-related volunteer projects I came across GoEco ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel – Making the Dogs Happy!

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Volunteer in Israel – Tel Aviv Animal Shelter Tel Aviv, Animal Shelter Volunteering in Israel at the Tel Aviv Animal Shelter made my three-week holiday complete and unforgettable! After a great first day in Jerusalem, I was guided by Yan from GoEco to Tel Aviv, where my volunteer experience would begin. When I arrived at the shelter, I got an introduction ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel – A Sweet Experience!

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Volunteer in Israel – Vegan Bakery Internship Tel Aviv, Israel This February, I had the opportunity participate in the Vegan Bakery Internship in Tel Aviv for three weeks. As soon as arrived, I was quickly welcomed into the bakery family by Assaf, the owner, who is incredibly warm, quirky, and funny. Yael, the head pastry chef, immediately started teaching me how ... Read More »

Volunteering in Israel – Stephanie’s Time in the Mountains

A GoEco volunteer at Nimrod Fortress in Israel.

Volunteer in Israel – Mountain Eco-Lodge Nimrod, Israel After much consideration and debate I decided to volunteer in Israel at the Mountain Eco-Lodge. I decided to go through GoEco because they were very helpful and always answered my questions promptly. They were also great during the registration process and the customer service was marvelous. I appreciated that GoEco sent reminder ... Read More »

From Germany to Israel – Trekking and Volunteering

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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 »