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Volunteering in Spain – Amazing Hostel Experience


Volunteer in Spain – Eco-Friendly Hospitality Internship Barcelona, Spain I had the most phenomenal summer volunteering in Spain at the Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona! The staff were amazing, the program was fabulous, and the city is unbeatable! I can’t recommend it enough… Definitely check it out! I had three main duties at the hostel and I rotated through them, ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Conservation Adventure in Valencia!


Volunteer in Spain – Conservation in the Valencia Region Valencia, Spain This previous summer (Summer 2012) I traveled with GoEco to Valencia, to take part in a series of conservation projects around the Valencia Region. I can summarize my experience in exactly one word, AMAZING! From the beginning, GO-ECO helped me find a suitable program and made the entire process so ...

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VOLUNTEERING in COSTA RICA – Animal Rescue and Conservation


Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation San Carlos, Costa Rica Dear Volunteer… You have made an exciting decision to give your time and effort to an organization that can desperately use your help, congratulations! The world needs more people like you. Now you are likely looking for a project that is a good fit for you. Maybe my ...

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VOLUNTEERING in ISRAEL – Eco-tourism Development in Nazareth

Volunteer in ISRAEL – ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN NAZARETH Nazareth, Israel Hallo volunteers (both current and wannabes)! I’m a 26 year old guy from Lithuania, currently living and studying in Aberdeen, Scotland. This Summer I experienced the most wonderful travel adventure, I can safely say it was the best time of my life. Fed up with Scottish weather and the workload ...

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VOLUNTEER in SOUTH AFRICA – Great White Shark Conservation

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – GREAT WHITE SHARK CONSERVATION Gansabaai, South Africa Volunteering with GoEco on the Great White shark Conservation Program has been a most rewarding experience! Being able to go out on the ocean almost every day, seeing Great Whites 20cms from your face, and helping manage a commercial shark cage diving vessel is possibly the most exciting ...

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How Volunteering Changed My Life

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So you’re thinking about volunteering… Volunteering with GoEco This post goes out to anyone who is on the fence about volunteering internationally with GoEco. Before you make your final decision you should consider all aspects and possible effects of the trip. I say this because I learned it the hard way and did not prepare myself for how completely life ...

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Volunteer in South Africa – Penguin Conservation in Port Elizabeth

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – PENGUIN CONSERVATION IN PORT ELIZABETH Port Elizabeth, South Africa Recently, I spent my block leave in Port Elizabeth volunteering at the Penguin Conservation Program. Before i started my assignment, I learnt that there was a recent admission of about 20 wildlife penguins adults and chicks that were found stranded at a nearby beach- all covered in ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Teaching and Social Work in San José

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Volunteer in COSTA RICA – TEACHING AND SOCIAL WORK IN SAN JOSÉ San Jose, Costa Rica When my plane landed in San José, I was as nervous as I was excited. It was my first time traveling on my own, and I had no idea what to expect. However, after five minutes of talking to the driver from the Teaching ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation


Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe As the plane touched down in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, I could not have been more excited to start my time volunteering in Zimbabwe with the Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation project. I was welcomed with open arms (and paws) and quickly settled into life at the project. Starting every morning with ...

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation

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Volunteer in COSTA RICA – SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION Costa Rica, South America It was the wonderful people. This is what I’d say if you asked me my favorite thing about volunteering in Costa Rica. I didn’t fully realize their warmth until I landed in Dallas, Texas on my way home. Once back in the states, people were noticeably colder, and I’d ...

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Volunteer in China at the Giant Panda Center

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volunteer in CHINA – GIANT PANDA CENTER Ya’an City, CHINA My experience with GoEco was quite amazing. It had been my dream to hold a panda bear. I explored my options for such an opportunity and came across volunteering in China. GoEco made the whole process extremely easy and worked with me on finding a volunteer placement for a week ...

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Volunteer in ISRAEL – LONG TERM WILDLIFE PROGRAM Arava Desert, Israel   It was a rather spontaneous idea to volunteer in Israel. I applied with GoEco, just 6 weeks before, to do the Long Term Wildlife Program. Regardless, GoEco made sure that the application process went quickly and smoothly. So on the 15th of January I found myself in Jerusalem ...

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Unforgettable Experience – Teaching and Communities in Cape Town

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN TEACHING AND COMMUNITY Cape Town, South Africa My trip to Cape Town, South Africa was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. From the moment my wonderful project coordinator greeted me with a warm welcome as I got out of the van, I knew I was in the right ...

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Volunteer in Israel at the Nimrod Eco-Lodge

Volunteer in Israel – Mountain Eco-Lodge Nimrod, Israel When I first arrived at the Mountain Eco-Lodge my first thought was that I had found the beauty of Switzerland in the heart of the Middle East! When you think about being a volunteer in Israel, immediately you see in your imagination a picture of holy places, sea, and of course, camels ...

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Volunteer in an orphanage in Thailand with the Learn, Volunteer & Travel program


Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer & Travel Asia, Thailand When I first got to the Thailand orphanage volunteer program, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I had never been on an airplane by myself, nonetheless been that far away from home.

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