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Recent Posts

Volunteering in Thailand – Emily-Jane’s Time with the Monkeys

A GoEco volunteer loved spending time with the monkeys.

Volunteer in Thailand – Gibbon Primate Sanctuary Tak Province, Thailand I can’t describe how nervous I was leaving the Sydney airport for my adventure in Thailand! I am 17 years old and decided to volunteer abroad for a couple weeks to celebrate graduation. The Gibbon Primate Sanctuary project in Mae Sot was one of a few GoEco programs that allowed ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Trisha’s Time Living in Cape Town

A GoEco volunteer with one of the kids at the project.

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town, South Africa Volunteering in South Africa on the Cape Town Community Project was truly the greatest experience of my life. As soon as I was dropped off at the accommodations and was introduced to all of the lovely staff and project coordinators, I knew that this trip was going ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – Jolanta’s Wonderful Birthday Treat

A GoEco volunteer with the children she taught.

Volunteer in Cambodia – Teaching and Community Development Samraong, Cambodia This past November I spent two weeks volunteering in Cambodia on the Teach and Community Development Project. It was a gift from my family for my 50th birthday to volunteer abroad. I was nervous my age would be a problem, but as soon as I landed in Cambodia my age ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

A GoEco volunteer helped fix and build fences

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe After extensive research, I decided to volunteer at the African Wildlife Orphanage. I was very excited to begin volunteering because I love animals and wanted to help them. I decided on the orphanage because of the diversity of animals living there and the volunteer work sounded interesting. After a very long ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – An Unforgettable Journey

Planting rice at the farm

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand The first time I had ever flown by myself was when I was on my way to Thailand to volunteer at the Learn, Volunteer and Travel Project. Needless to say, I was very nervous boarding the plane. When I arrived at the Bangkok airport I was greeted by ...

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From Germany to Israel – Trekking and Volunteering

A GoEco Volunteer visits Jerusalem for the first time.

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building project Tzukim, Israel Martin Horacek decided to go on a journey of a lifetime trekking and volunteering his way from Germany to Israel.  Martin trekked by himself and on foot to the Old City of Jerusalem where he is now volunteering at the Desert Eco Building Project. After being in Israel for a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Unforgettable Experience

Volunteering in South Africa, gave me many opportunities to surf!

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa I volunteered at the Teach Children and Surf Camp in Cape Town.  I worked specifically at a school in Dunoon, called Elundini.  We helped the local teachers keep the children quiet during the lesson and played football and hide-and-seek with them during recess.  The ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – Seeing Sea Turtles for Days!

A GoEco volunteer having a great time on the boat.

Volunteer in the Maldives – Sea Turtle Rescue Center Naifaru, Maldives Hello future volunteers! They said, “Expect the unexpected” when volunteering at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in the Maldives and that’s exactly what happened!  I even got more than I was expecting (in a good way), starting with my pre-departure guidance by the wonderful GoEco team from reaching the ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Trip of a Lifetime!

Volunteering in Zimbabwe I saw rhinos!

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Zimbabwe, Africa When I arrived at the Bulawayo Airport I remember feeling anxious and excited!  It was the first time I was traveling out of the country and I had no idea what to expect.  I was met at the airport by Nikki Wilson and her son Ryan, who were part of the ...

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Volunteering in Israel – A Trip to Remember

Temple Mount

Volunteer in Israel – At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel When I was trying to decide which project I wanted to volunteer with I became inspired by one of my favorite quotes, “Even in the darkest place the light shines that much brighter.”  This helped me decide that I wanted to join the At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem project.  I traveled ...

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Volunteering in South Africa with our Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid project!

On Table Mountain

Volunteer in South Africa – Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid Cape Town, South Africa I was between jobs when I wanted to do something useful and exciting than just hanging around.  After talking with friends and hours of Internet research I came across GoEco and their variety of volunteer projects.  It took time to figure out which one would suit me, ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Incredible

Jack, the only zebra you can interact with

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa I recently volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Hartebeespoort, South Africa. I went in the middle of August, which resulted in beautiful, warm weather during the days and cooler weather at night. The volunteer work was to help the sanctuary by maintaining the animal enclosures.  We did this mostly by painting ...

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Turtles Everywhere! Volunteering in the Seychelles

Michelle

Volunteer in the Seychelles – Wildlife Conservation Expedition Curieuse Island, Seychelles Why did I choose to volunteer in the Seychelles?  Because it is a place far from my home and a point on the map, on the east side of Africa, which looks very interesting. I knew it would be a magical place where I could forget my problems and ...

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A Life-Changing Experience Volunteering in Spain

Sarah, the intern

Internship in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship Barcelona, Spain Joining the GoEco Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship Program in Barcelona was one of the best decisions I have ever made as it is a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the world and take part in a fun and exciting life-changing experience.  If I had one only thing to ...

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Volunteering in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Teaching and Community Involvement Project

My nursery class

Volunteer in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro Teaching and Community Involvement Moshi, Tanzania I first found out about GoEco when one of my university lecturers forwarded an email about the kinds of volunteering they organise and a teaching programme in Moshi, a town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. I signed up for 2 weeks of volunteering at the Kilimanjaro ...

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