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 loved it! Continue reading Anna’s blog post

Volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park


Volunteer in South Africa – Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

MeVolunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I honestly did not know exactly what to expect, I knew I would be spending lots of time with animals, which was my primary reason for volunteering, but I was nervous about going alone and what would happen once I arrived. But that nervousness quickly subsided the second I was picked up from the airport by two members of the park’s staff. Continue reading Aidan’s blog post

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. I’m not going to lie, there was some of that, but I never would have expected that I would get to hand feed these adorable creatures three times a day. Continue reading Katie’s blog

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! Continue reading Lisa’s blog post

I Loved Every Second – Volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion & Wildlife Park

Volunteer in South Africa – Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

I had the extraordinary experience of volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park through GoEco last. Not only was this experience amazing, but it was eye opening and changed me as a person. Continue reading Jenna’s blog post

Simply Stunning – Volunteering in Seychelles at the Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Volunteer in Seychelles – Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Curieuse Island, Seychelles

Flying over the islands as I reached the Seychelles I couldn’t help but smile, I was about to spend the next month living in paradise. The Seychelles are known for their stunning beaches, and beautiful tropical climate (in other words, my perfect place), and I was embarking on an adventure to help at the Wildlife Conservation Expedition. Continue reading Sarah’s post

Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program

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 volunteering at the Desert Wildlife project. Continue reading Deborah’s blog

Full On! Volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage


Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

African pythonAs part of a six month travelling adventure with my partner Josh, we spent two weeks volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage which is located just outside Bulawayo. This orphanage has been owned and run by the very dedicated Wilson family for more than 40 years. Our time there can best be described as exciting, interesting, fun and just plain full on! Continue reading Carly’s post

Pandas, Pandas, Everywhere – Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center

Ya’an City, China

It’s amazing how quickly & densely memories can gather in a short span of time.  I volunteered at the Giant Panda Conservation project in China for only 2 weeks, yet I went away feeling so filled to the brim with incredible memories and deep feelings.

Maybe it’s because I managed to somehow cram so many activities into that limited time frame. Indeed, being rather hyper, I couldn’t seem to sit around for an extended period of time just watching TV in the lounge room – I had to go out & explore! Continue reading Connie’s post

Sea Turtle Conservation Project – Volunteering in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation

Cameronal, Costa Rica

A GoEco volunteer zip liningAs I stepped off of the plane in Costa Rica I thought to myself: “What have I gotten myself into? I am in a country where I don’t know a single person, and I hardly speak any Spanish. I am not up for this!” However, the moment I stepped into the home of my host family, my nerves subsided. I got to spend one week with my Tico family in San Jose, and they were so incredibly warm and welcoming. Even with my minimal Spanish skills, I felt a part of the family. Continue reading Ashlyn’s post