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Recent Posts

Volunteering in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Adventure!


Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa For my GoEco experience, I volunteered on the Big 5 Wildlife Research and Conservation project in South Africa. For three weeks, I stayed on a private game reserve. I have never grown so much or learned as much as I did during such a concentrated period of time. ...

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Volunteering in Greece – Protecting Sea Turtles


Volunteer in GREECE – SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION Lakonikos Bay, Greece Witnessing baby sea turtles crawl out of the sand like little ants is a memory that I will cherish forever. It was the night of the full moon and we were giving a public presentation at our campground about the plight of the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles, when a gentleman ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Hostel Marketing and Travel Internship

Volunteer in ISRAEL – JERUSALEM HOSTEL MARKETING INTERNSHIP Jerusalem, Israel I love this place! After a previous Israel tour program, I extended my stay to continue volunteering in Israel for the Jerusalem Hostel Marketing and Travel Internship. While I was there, I found out that they were voted the 8th Best Large Hostel in the world, according to the Hostelworld.com 2013 ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Living in a Wildlife Sanctuary!

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Johannesburg, South Africa I didn’t know it was possible to be excited after over 24 hours of flying and airports – that’s because I didn’t know Africa.

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Volunteering in Israel – Living with Desert Wildlife!

Volunteer in ISRAEL – DESERT WILDLIFE PROJECT Arava Desert, Israel I just graduated from an Ecology degree and got some time off, so I decided to spend my time volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program. I have worked in a tropical Nature Reserve before and it would be interesting to learn about the desert wildlife through this opportunity.

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Monkey Cuddles All Around!!!


Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Zimbabwe, Africa I would love to talk about my experience volunteering in Zimbabwe with the Wildlife Orphanage. I had booked for a three months placement. I was met at the airport by the lady of the family, Nicky and was housed in a cute little brick cabin by myself as requested. It had ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – More than I Ever Expected . . .



Limpopo Province, South Africa
 Volunteering in South Africa was the single most incredible experience of my life. I got to live in the bush, surrounded by incredible, exotic animals that I had only ever seen in movies, while having the adventure of a lifetime. I am a Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Bio sciences major, ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Discovering Secret Beaches While Saving Sea Turtles


Volunteer in COSTA RICA – SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION Costa Rica I left a little piece of my heart in Camaronal beach. When I first arrived at the Sea Turtle Conservation program, it was in the back of a pick-up truck. Camaronal was located in the middle of nowhere it seemed. The air was hot, humid, and there was a slight ...

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Volunteering in South Africa | Shark Alert!


Gansbaai, South Africa
 Volunteering with GoEco has been an unforgettable experience. I knew I wanted to do the Great White Shark Conservation project as soon as I read the description online a year ago. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical seeing as how I found it online and had never ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – My Personal Teaching and Orphanage Experience


Volunteer in Cambodia, Teaching and Community Development Samraong, Cambodia Today is my last day volunteering in Cambodia, time to say goodbye to everyone I met… and this beautiful country. I spent five weeks here and totally fell in love with the country, the experience, and in particular the kids at school. Since I first arrived in Cambodia I felt it ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My Desert Adventure

Volunteer in ISRAEL – DESERT ECO BUILDING Arava Desert, Israel I spent a month volunteering in Israel at the Desert Eco Building program. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I did the program with four of my friends, which worked out nicely because not only was it our first trip together, but also being there together ...

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Volunteering in China – Mother and Daughter Adventure!


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center China My mother and I just came back from volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center. There were not enough hours in the day to feel like we got enough time with the amazing creatures. We went to bed thinking how we just can’t wait until we wake up the next day.

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Volunteering in Thailand – My eye opening cultural experience!


Volunteer in THAILAND – LEARN, VOLUNTEER, AND TRAVEL Sing Buri, Thailand I decided to take part in volunteer tourism because I really wanted to experience another culture but at the same time I also wanted to help out those that needed it. GoEco was absolutely amazing in helping me find some volunteer work in Thailand and so I set forth ...

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Volunteering in Nepal – A Journey of Self Discovery and Nepalese Adventures


Volunteer in NEPAL – TEACHING IN BUDDHIST MONESTARIES Kathmandu, Nepal After an entire month in Nepal… I feel I could have stayed so much longer. I arrived to the Teaching in Buddhist Monasteries project already a bit homesick as I had already been in India for five months, doing a semester abroad. I saw the opportunity with GoEco in Nepal about midway ...

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VOLUNTEERING IN ISRAEL | Hostel Adventure in Central Jerusalem

Volunteer in Israel – Ecotourism in Central Jerusalem Jerusalem, ISRAEL I was a participant in the GoEco Ecotourism in Central Jerusalem program,  fall of 2012. I chose the program because I had attended a study trip and decided to extend it, so I needed something rewarding to do with my time in Israel. Although the placement is in a fairly new ...

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