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Volunteering in South Africa – Research and Conservation

Volunteer in South Africa – Big Cats Research and Conservation in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area , South Africa I had the opportunity to travel and volunteer at the Big Cats Research and Conservation project. My involvement with the project was quick and very in-depth, as I worked with the other volunteer researchers and the field guide to track and ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Learn Spanish and Save Turtles


Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica , Central America During my year off before entering university, I decided that I wanted to travel, and I am so thrilled that I chose volunteering in Costa Rica with GoEco. After countless hours of researching places to go, and programs to go with, I came across a Sea Turtle Conservation ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Best Experience Ever

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort , South Africa Last year I went for a vacation to South Africa. I visited Kwa Cheetah and got inspired to help the animals too. After searching on the internet I came to the website GoEco and applied for the Wildlife Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort. Volunteering in South Africa for two weeks at the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Impacting Children’s Lives

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town , South Africa I love volunteering in South Africa at the Cape Town Community Project. It was my first day today and I can’t even explain the physical reaction I had. I didn’t bring a camera today because I didn’t know how safe it was but I’ll bring it tomorrow ...

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Volunteering in China – My Trip

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City , China As soon as I arrived in China, I and other volunteers lived in a hostel in the city of Chengdu where we spent the first three days of getting to know the local attractions. On the fourth day we went to the Giant Panda Center, which hosted the most ...

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Volunteering in China – Cleaning and Feeding

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City , China This summer I decided to try volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center base in Bifengxia. There is a local team received us. People from different places are gathering in Chengdu every week. On Monday we visited the city and another panda base, where we learnt some knowledge by watching ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Discovering Catalan Culture

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona , Spain During an eight week period, I had the chance to do my internship in Spain, Barcelona thanks to the organization GoEco. Travelling abroad is a great opportunity to practice languages and meet a lot of people coming from all around the world. I got some professional knowledge, becoming ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Researching Wildlife

Volunteer in South Africa – The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve The Greater Kruger Area , South Africa South Africa had a great blend of people at the Lodge; USA, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, New Zealand and Australia – 15 countries in total. We monitored all of wildlife at the Big 5 Wildlife Reserve  as ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Learning about Wildlife

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe Volunteering in Zimbabwe for 5 weeks at the African Wildlife Orphanage gave me enough time to see and experience so much that people who only stayed a few weeks missed out on. I was able to go to Victoria Falls where I rode in a helicopter and do the big air ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – “The Land of Smiles”

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri , Thailand “Ladies and gentleman, we have just been cleared to land at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Please make sure one last time your seat belt is securely fastened. Thank you!” As I heard these words, all kinds of thoughts started spinning around in my head. My mind was full of ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Falling in Love

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel I always thought about volunteering in Israel and found the Desert Wildlife Program at random on the internet (I had never heard about GoEco before). I had been to Israel before, but never to volunteer. I love animals and I am studying biology in France to become a vet. So, this project seemed to ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – My Time at the Orphanage

Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I’m glad that I chose volunteering in Vietnam for the Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement project. It’s because it wasn’t purely just volunteering as there was also a fun cultural week. During the cultural week, I learned a lot about the culture in Vietnam and was able to explore ...

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Volunteering in Bali – My First Experience as a Volunteer

Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali , Indonesia After an exhausting 17-hour flight I finally arrived on the exotic island. With the recommendation to “pack limited,” I had brought the necessary camera, sleeping bag, and clothes I wouldn’t mind getting dirty. I was ready to get down on my hands and knees cleaning tanks and doing construction for ...

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Volunteering in Bali – A Community Experience

Volunteer in Bali – Education and Community Work Bali , Indonesia I was volunteering in Bali for Education and Community Work for 2 weeks. The first week was the orientation week. During that week, we explored the village (Penestanan Kaja), Ubud and many more places! We learned the basics of Bahasa language, we had a cooking class and a cultural class, ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – An Avid Traveler

Volunteer in South Africa – The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area , South Africa Traveling to South Africa truly is an amazing experience. I am an avid traveler — I have traveled to many locations in my home country and in other parts of the world. Even with that experience, I must ...

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