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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Turtle Conservation

Commuting from our park in Camaronal to another beach called Punta Islitas. The journey was filled with fun with people from all over the world!

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Various locations on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts During the summer of 2015 I embarked a new journey with a focus on volunteering. I joined the Sea Turtle Conservation Project located in the Guanacaste region which lies on the pacific coast. The beach there is excellent for people who like to surf on their down ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – The Great White

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Volunteer in South Africa – Great White Shark Conservation Gansbaai , South Africa This was my first time volunteering in South Africa with Great Whites and I enjoyed it immensely. You do get up close and personal with the sharks! I got picked up from Cape Town at 8:30am and after stopping off at some other hostels we were on our ...

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Volunteering in Italy – Dolphins and Whales

Volunteer in Italy – Dolphin and Marine Research Ischia Island, Italy This past summer I had the opportunity of volunteering with GoEco at the Dolphin and Marine Research Project. The project took place off the coast of Naples on Ischia Island. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was so happy I volunteered. Initially I was looking to be ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Two weeks at the Sanctuary!

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State , South Africa In January, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks volunteering in South Africa at the Wild Cat Sanctuary. Being both my first trip to Africa and my first volunteer experience abroad, I was slightly apprehensive about what to expect. The minute I stepped off the bus and ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My GoEco Experience

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert , Israel This summer, my sister and I decided to venture into something new. We wanted to travel together and what better way to do this than by joining a volunteer program. Our love for nature and animals lead us to search the internet for wildlife volunteering in Israel, and that’s when we ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Wildlife in the Arava Desert

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert,  Israel This summer my sister and I decided we wanted to volunteer with animals outside of Mexico where we’re from. We found GoEco in an internet search and we were immediately drawn to the Desert Wildlife Program in Israel. We were advised to go to the project with an open mind, no expectations… and sunblock. When ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Making Connections in Porto

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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 India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa

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Volunteer in India – Teaching and Community Work in Goa Goa, India What an amazing feeling. I honestly had the time of my life, I spent five weeks at the Teaching and Community Work in Goa project and I absolutely loved it from the bottom of my heart. Through this program I fell in love with India and ended up staying for two more ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lions, Leopards and More

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage frican Wildlife Orphanage, zimbabwe When deciding between the various volunteering experiences offered through GoEco, I was most drawn to the African Wildlife Orphanage because of the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of animals. I was not at all disappointed and in just over two weeks, I was involved in the feeding and caring ...

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Volunteering in China – My Week with Giant Pandas

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Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center 16 Km from Ya’an city, China My whole life I have loved pandas. I mean, who doesn’t? They are big, soft cuddly-looking balls of fluff that somehow manage to look directly into your soul with those beautiful brown eyes of theirs. For this reason, when planning our ’round the world trip one of ...

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Volunteering in Spain – The Beautiful Outback

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Volunteer in Spain – Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming Regional Park, Requijada, Spain When I flew into Madrid I ultimately decided that I wanted to get a rental car so that I could explore more of what Spain had to offer and really immerse myself in the country. When I got to the farm my mind was blown. Genevieve and ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Following My Passion

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilition in Antelope park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe My name is Naama and last month I had the best experience of my life. Since I was young I had a dream to work with wild animals. I finished my military service and started “real life,” but after a very short time I decided to stop everything, and do ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Unforgettable

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Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia I boarded my plane wishing that I hadn’t booked my trip. Traveling to a different country alone was terrifying, and I was regretful before I had even checked in, but boy am I glad that I chose against missing the opportunity to volunteer in Indonesia. Arriving in Bali, it wasn’t ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Opportunity for Growth

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa This summer my friend Evan and I volunteered in Cape Town, South Africa for the “Teach and Surf in Cape Town” program and I can truly say that the experience changed me for the better! There is no better way to learn about yourself and ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Gaining Experience in My Field

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Volunteer in Spain – Conservation Projects in the Valencia Region Valencia, Spain Hello, my name is Rachel and I am from upstate New York. I recently graduated from college with an environmental degree. I knew I wanted to spend some time volunteering, but I also knew I wanted to gain experience in my field. GoEco was the perfect compromise and ...

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