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Volunteering in South Africa – The Month Which I Will Always Remember

Elephant baby

Volunteer in South Africa – Big Cats Research and Conservation in the Greater Kruger Area Kruger, South Africa Back from South Africa, I want to go again. It was such a fun time. The location near the Greater Krueger National Park is amazing. You find yourself surrounded by unbelievable animals and a beautiful landscape. Our main work was the research ...

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Volunteering in Greece – Saving a Life

A day out at Nafplio Castle

Volunteer in Greece – Under 18 Sea Turtle Conservation Giannitsochori, Greece I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Greece for two weeks to volunteer with Loggerhead Turtles, but the reality that I experienced there was better than anything I could have imagined. All the things that many teenagers would shy away from early mornings, physical labor and ...

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Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh

After Witnessing 5 Surgeries

Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I have always wanted to travel and volunteer in a different country. One day while surfing the internet, I came across a video promoting various volunteer programs. Being on my third year in Pre-med I decided to join GoEco’s Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh. My ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Home Far Better Than Home

Baby Kodi was a bundle of joy.

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa Volunteering at the Wildlife Sanctuary was an experience far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. To me, what made the trip amazing was knowing that I was making a difference. Upon my arrival, I was taken on a tour of the farm as the project leaders explained exactly why each animal ...

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Volunteering in Italy – “Ba Bene”

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Volunteer in Italy – Dolphin and Marine Research Ischia Island, Italy My 2 weeks on the Dolphin and Marine Research project was incredible beyond words! This is a truly unique experience, from the places you see, the people you meet and the food you eat, it’s all just one big amazing adventure. Prepare to embark on the experience of a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Month in Paradise

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State, South Africa I spent 4 weeks volunteering at the Wild Cat Sanctuary and had the time of my life. I did things I never thought I would do, and met some incredible people and animals. There were lions, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, caracals, servals, monkeys, jackals and an African wild cat ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – New Animals and New People

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Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Western Cape, South Africa This past June I went to Oudtshoorn, South Africa to volunteer in the African Wildlife Ranch program. It was an amazing experience filled with new adventures and activities. What I really enjoyed about my trip was the bonding time and encounters I got to have with the animals. ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lions Eat a Lot of Meat!

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Conservation in Victoria Falls Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe I always considered doing a volunteer program, so this summer I thought it was time. I looked through lots of websites looking for a wildlife conservation project; because I really love animals and nature. I considered doing one with kids but then I doubt if I would be ...

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Volunteering in New Zealand – A Magical Experience

View from the path we were weeding in Westport.

Volunteer in New Zealand – New Zealand Conservation Experience Throughout New Zealand Volunteering in New Zealand was a uniquely delightful experience that opened my eyes to new perspectives, taught me about the importance of conservation while being in a gorgeous area, and allowed me to collaborate with people from all over the world. Going on the New Zealand Conservation Experience ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Gaining a Greater Understanding

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Sanctuary Gosford, Australia I left America with an open mind and hopeful of the project I was about to attend. The project would be at a Wild Animal Sanctuary in Gosford, NSW; a couple hours north of Sydney. My only expectation was to gain a greater understanding of wildlife conservation. Upon arrival to the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Children of the Township

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town, South Africa was a wonderful experience. I spent three weeks, which flew by, in Cape Town. I arrived in Cape Town on a Friday afternoon where I was greeted by some staff members and in a room ...

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Volunteering in Nepal – Expecting the Unexpected

A GoEco volunteer forming connections with a Nepali woman

Volunteer in Nepal – Empowering Women in Kathmandu Chuchepati, Kathmandu, Nepal The most common advice given to anyone traveling far from their usual neck of the woods, is to “expect the unexpected.” As an American college student who has not explored much beyond the Western world, I knew I was in for a huge culture shock. As I packed my ...

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Volunteering in Thailand: The Paradise

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand My name is Sofi, I’m Mexican and I am 21 years old. My first impressions of Thailand were the culture and the overall the respect that they have for their religion, things and people. After knowing that Thailand has one of the best sunsets and the most genuine and beautiful people, I ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Home Away From Home

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa I have been home for just over 24 hours and still can’t believe I’m no longer at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Who knew a goodbye could be so hard from just over 2 weeks somewhere. Even thinking about the fact that it was only 2 weeks feels so strange. It felt as though ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Opening My Mind to New Experiences

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin province, Thailand Hello! My name is Abbie Gilsdorf and I went to Surin, Thailand and participated in the Elephant Village Experience. It was my first time outside of the United States and I was lucky enough to go with my best friend. We went for a week and it was the best ...

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