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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – At the Clinic

A baby that I got to see delivered

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Medical Aid in Antelope Park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe A typical day at the Medical Aid project starts with taking part in an activity of your choosing from 6:25 am until breakfast at 8:00 am. The project coordinator was very flexible and some of the choices included walking with the lions or cleaning the elephant bomas (enclosures). If you want, you could ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Gardening and Farming

Bet Hatzayar 4

Volunteer in Israel– Creating Safe Spaces for At-Risk Youth Jerusalem, Israel Volunteering in Israel and Creating Safe Spaces for At-Risk Youth was amazing and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to be a part of their team. Before my project began, I was fortunate enough to stay in Abraham hostel, compliments of GoEco. It is such an amazing hostel with the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Endless Smiles and Laughter

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town , South Africa Volunteering in South Africa for the Cape Town Community Projects was one of the most influential experiences of my life. After landing in Cape Town, I was immediately greeted by a staff member who drove me from the airport to my accommodations. He helped carry my ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Living Like Bedouins

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building Arava , Israel I wanted to do some volunteering in Israel in the summer so I decided to do the Desert Eco Building project, which turned out to be a very satisfying experience. The project started with a one-day-orientation in Jerusalem, which was amazing. Although I had been to Jerusalem twice, this time was different. Our ...

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Volunteering in Greece – As She Lay Her Eggs

Volunteer in Greece – Under 18 Sea Turtle Conservation Giannitsochori , Greece Waking up in the middle of the night or not going to bed until 2 am was totally worth it to see a mother turtle lay her legs or find and protect their nests. We observed from just inches away as these giant turtles laid up to 100 or more ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – My Rainforest Expedition

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Rainforest Expedition Tortuguero , Costa Rica Deciding to go on the Rainforest Expedition was an easy decision to make. Getting to help collect data in the Seychelles while getting to live in a National Park sounded like a worthwhile experience, and it was. From the minute I finally arrived on Curieuse Island I knew this experience ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Exploring Ho Chi Minh

Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I spent three weeks volunteering at the Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement project and I can truly say that this was the best trip of my life. I got to meet a lot interesting people from all around the world who love to travel but also enjoy volunteering. The first ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – My Experience in Bali

Volunteer in Indonesia – Education and Community Work in Bali Bali , Indonesia My time volunteering  in Indonesia and teaching English was absolutely unforgettable in more ways than one. First, let me start with the amazing culture I was immersed in, as well as the beautiful people I came to know and love. The program started with a culture introduction ...

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Volunteering in the Czech Republic – People from Around the World

Volunteer in the Czech Republic – Prague Hostel Internship Prague , Czech Republic This hostel in Prague was a great place to intern for those that are interested in a diverse new culture, traveling to excellent cities nearby, and loves historical architecture. The absolute best part of interning at a hostel is that it provides an environment that you can’t get anywhere else: the daily ...

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Volunteering in Israel – An Amazing Trip

A drive by photo taken one morning on our way to the main area on the reserve. It was an amazing sight to see the sun rise over the Jordan Mountains each morning when

Volunteer in Israel– Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert , Israel I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program was amazing. The rangers were wonderful along with the other volunteers I was with. I did not have one bad experience with this program. I came to Israel and to this program with an open mind ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Experience Porto

Live Music in Spot Hostel for celebrating Saint John Festival

Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto , Portugal While I doing the Porto Hospitality Internship for six weeks, I wished I could have stayed longer. I was a bar tender and I found a golden opportunity to learn about both Portuguese and also international beverages. Porto is one of the most popular and touristic cities in Portugal. Therefore I was ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Conservation Experience

National park where we worked

Volunteer in Australia – Australian Conservation Experience Various locations throughout Australia   In September I went to the Australian Conservation Experience. I spent one week in Melbourne and two weeks in Warrnambool, which was a great experience. The first week we worked in three different places near Melbourne. We did weeding in St. Kilda, weeding and making animal food in a ...

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Volunteering in Czech Republic – Mornings at the Hostel

Trying to pour beer for the very first time.

Volunteer in Czech Republic – Prague Hostel Internship Prague , Czech Republic Volunteering in the Czech Republic at a hostel was a very memorable experience. The one thing I regret is only singing up for a month because that month felt like a long summer camp of heaven. I stayed in a girls dormitory, working with the same people and ...

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Volunteering in Israel – The National Reserve Program

Hungry pack waiting for the safari feeding!

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel During my time volunteering at the Desert Wildlife Program I got to see and experience things I never imagined I would. Waking up every morning and riding through the safari watching the sunset was one of the best parts about the whole trip. The different tasks made each day unique, but always amazing. Learning the ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Soaking in Balinese Culture

Me holding the traditional flower offering that I crafted by hand

Volunteer in Indonesia – Education and Community Work in Bali Bali , Indonesia How many 18-year-olds can say, “I spent the summer volunteering in Indonesia, teaching English to 4th graders?” This one can. It was an incredible three-week experience at the Education and Community Work in Bali, in which I soaked in the Balinese culture and opened my heart to a ...

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