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Recent Posts

Volunteering in Costa Rica at the Animal Rescue and Conservation Project

Me and Feluco, the baby Howler monkey

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Moin, Costa Rica It has always been a dream of mine to travel to Costa Rica and experience the amazing array of wildlife and natural wonders that the country has to offer.  So, when I heard about the volunteer programmes that GoEco offered doing just that, I grabbed the opportunity.

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Social Work & Sea Turtles Volunteering in Costa Rica

Finished our work for the afternoon!

Volunteer in Costa Rica Costa Rica I used to work for GoEco as the operations manager, maybe we have even talked in the past.  Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the GoEco projects.  Volunteering in Costa Rica has always been something I was interested in so I couldn’t pass up ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – The Experience of My Life

A GoEco volunteer visits Victoria Falls

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation & Conservation Project Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe I wanted to volunteer for a long time now, but I didn’t know what options were out there. When I started researching and found GoEco, I couldn’t have been happier. I was so inspired and excited to start my journey to make this happen. I originally wanted to ...

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Wonderful! Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center for a week was a wonderful experience on many levels. First and foremost, to have the opportunity to get close to these wonderful animals in a nurturing environment was a rare and wonderful life experience. Secondly, the people that I met during ...

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Volunteering in Australia – A Journey of Self-Growth


Volunteer in Australia – Australian Conservation Experience Throughout Australia I arrived in Melbourne on Thursday night, ready to start my Australian Conservation volunteering project with the GoEco on Friday morning. When I arrived at the office, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the project did not start until Monday and that I was free to explore Melbourne during the ...

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Getting Dirty at the Desert Eco Building Project – Volunteering in Israel


Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building Arava Desert, Israel After a short journey from a friend’s house in the Galilee, I reached a hostel in Jerusalem the day before the official orientation day of my GoEco experience. I had a nice start at the hostel thanks to the great staff and a night out with my hostel roommates. Everything ...

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Volunteering in Israel: The Greatest Experience of My Life


Volunteer in Israel – Nazareth Hostel Volunteering Nazareth, Israel As I was leaving home, I wasn’t sure what to expect of my time abroad. I had decided to volunteer in Israel at the Nazareth Hostel Volunteering Project.  It was the first time I was travelling by myself for an extended period of time. However, as soon as I arrived at ...

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Isra(h)el(l) – Or What? Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program


Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel So, my friend and I decided to go to Israel for a month. Is that a good idea? Let me tell you already: YES. At times it was a bit… problematic (being overwhelmed by flies, ostriches trying to eat our car, not dying of heat..), but we survived, and we ...

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My Amazing Time Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China Let me just start by saying that I absolutely LOVE giant pandas. This was the main reason that I decided to volunteer at the Giant Panda Center in China. When I was signing up, I thought I was going to spend most of my time cleaning up after the pandas. ...

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Volunteering in Israel at the At-Risk Youth Project

Jerusalem Old City Tour 2

Volunteer in Israel – At-Risk Youth In Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel Two years ago I traveled to Israel on a long-term program, which had a tremendously positive impact on my life. I only returned home to finish school, and when I completed my degree, I knew I would travel right back. I just needed to find a way to get there. ...

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Fabulous! Volunteering in Indonesia on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition


Volunteer in Indonesia – Orangutan Conservation Expedition Sumatra, Indonesia The experience volunteering through GoEco on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition in Sumatra was totally fabulous.The accommodations at base camp were well appointed, the food (which was prepared for us) was delicious and perfect for my vegetarian diet, and they even had a sit on top of toilet!

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Simply Stunning – Volunteering in Seychelles at the Wildlife Conservation Expedition


Volunteer in Seychelles – Wildlife Conservation Expedition Curieuse Island, Seychelles Flying over the islands as I reached the Seychelles I couldn’t help but smile, I was about to spend the next month living in paradise. The Seychelles are known for their stunning beaches, and beautiful tropical climate (in other words, my perfect place), and I was embarking on an adventure ...

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Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program


Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel Before I embarked on my GoEco adventure, I was living and working on a kibbutz near Gaza. I had no preconceived expectations of how GoEco ran their organization or how they treated their paying customers; I only had my kibbutz programme as a benchmark but I was excited to start ...

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Full On! Volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage

African python

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe As part of a six month travelling adventure with my partner Josh, we spent two weeks volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage which is located just outside Bulawayo. This orphanage has been owned and run by the very dedicated Wilson family for more than 40 years. Our time there ...

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Pandas, Pandas, Everywhere – Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China It’s amazing how quickly & densely memories can gather in a short span of time.  I volunteered at the Giant Panda Conservation project in China for only 2 weeks, yet I went away feeling so filled to the brim with incredible memories and deep feelings. Maybe it’s because I managed ...

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