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Recent Posts

Volunteering in South Africa – Best Summer of my Life

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort , South Africa This past summer has been best summer of my lifetime. For two weeks I got to spend my time volunteering in South Africa at the Wildlife Sanctuary. This special place will forever me in my heart and I hope one day I will be able to return. This beautiful place ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – Rescue and Rehabilitation

Volunteer in Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation The Island of Naifaru , Maldives I recently spent a month volunteering in the Maldives on the beautiful island of Naifaru and it is an experience that I will never forget! I’ve taken nothing but amazing memories, experiences and friends from my time volunteering for Marine and Turtle Conservation. The group had gone ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – Adorable Babies!

Volunteer in Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation The Island of Naifaru , Maldives My experience volunteering in the Maldives at the Marine and Turtle Conservation Center was both educating and unforgettable! The center itself isn’t a high-tech facility like the ones we would have in the States by all means, but it is up and functioning and serving the ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Explore and Contribute

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri , Thailand Hello. My name is Taylor and I am a nursing student in Hays, Kansas. I had the opportunity volunteer in Thailand at the Learn, Volunteer and Travel program this past January. My experience with GoEco was amazing. I spent a week with about 10 other volunteers. We painted, tiled floors, constructed ...

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Volunteering in Italy – My Love for Dolphins

Volunteer in Italy – Dolphin and Marine Research Ischia Island , Italy Ever since I was a little kid I have always loved the ocean and marine life. Every time my parents took me to the zoo or aquarium as a child I always dragged them toward the dolphin exhibit so we could see my favorite animals. As the state ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – What an Adventure!

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica , Central America Volunteering in Costa Rica was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life! I scheduled the trip to be five weeks long: one week taking Spanish classes in San Jose, three weeks doing Sea Turtle Conservation work and another week exploring the country. ...

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka – Saving Turtles

Volunteer in Sri Lanka – Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Ambalangoda , Sri Lanka For my summer I decided to do something a bit different then all my friends so I decided to try volunteering in Sri Lanka to save turtles. I was looking for adventure and and something that would push me out of my comfort zone. It seems like a ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – A Rewarding Experience

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand With a whirlwind of emotions, I was landing in Bangkok with my backpack in tow, ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Meeting my first guide at the airport and then heading back to the Rambuttri Hostel, I had a day to familiarize myself with the area before meeting the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Life-Changing Experience

Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Eastern Cape , South Africa My weeks volunteering in South Africa were probably one of the best weeks of my life. I didn’t have any expectations when I left home, that way I wouldn’t be disappointed. But the first week of my stay I got to see a rhino from up close ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Wonderful World

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Volunteer in South Africa – Greater Kruger Area Wildlife Photography and Conservation Greater Kruger Area, South Africa In early December I returned from my second trip volunteering in South Africa through GoEco. The first trip in 2010 was a month-long bush experience that I was certain could not be surpassed. Living in a tiny tent near Kruger National Park I ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – Getting Hands-On Experience

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Volunteer in Cambodia – Medical Aid Samraong, Cambodia This morning at the hospital while I was volunteering in Cambodia, instead of doing rounds, I helped in wound dressing. There is a particular nurse who lets me get all the hands-on experience I’ve had so far at the medical aid project. He is a short, thin middle aged man with curly ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Orthopedics Hospital Experience

Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I signed up for the 4-week Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh this summer, wanting to both travel to Asia and gain some experience in the medical field, and was pleasantly surprised by what this program had to offer. Not only has volunteering in Vietnam allowed ...

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Volunteering in India – The World of Medicine

Volunteer in India – Medical and Health Care Internship Palampur , India The small hospital waiting room was crowded––full of patients from the surrounding villages seeking medical treatment. The doctor and medical staff hurried to and fro, despite the stifling heat, to treat the overload of patients. This was the scene in Karan Hospital, just outside of Palampur, India, every day. ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – My Immersive Experience

Volunteer in Thailand – Akha Hill Tribe Experience Chiang Rai , Thailand I may not have been the typical volunteer as I am 69 years old and was traveling alone. I more than once asked myself, “What was I thinking?”, but it turned out all right. I was volunteering in Thailand with the Akha Hill Tribe for only one week, but ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – Hawksbill & Green Turtles

Volunteer in the Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation Maldives , Asia I had an amazing experience over my two weeks volunteering in the Maldives. When I arrived I was introduced to so many amazing people from all over the world and learnt about all different cultures. Everyday I would get so excited to go work with the turtles, they’re so ...

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