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Volunteering in Thailand – An Unforgettable Adventure

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Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand I found the transfer coordinator rather quickly once I passed customs. Myself, along with 3 other participating members (and the transfer coordinator) began the almost 3 hour adventure to Singburi, where I would be teaching English in Learn, Volunteer and Travel. The first night was tough because I woke ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Living Like a Local

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal I found this program through one frantic google-searching evening fueled in part by the long months of a Minnesotan winter looming on the horizon, and in part by an outspoken desire many years in the making to do more, see more, and meet more weirdos like myself. Having spent some time ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – An Experience of a Lifetime

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa My trip to South Africa truly changed my life. Ever since I was a little girl I had always wanted to work with animals. I’ve lived on a dairy farm, and worked at a zoo, but nothing had ever given me the experience that Wildlife Sanctuary had given me during ...

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Volunteering in Australia – The Best Two Weeks Ever!

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Sanctuary Various locations throughout Australia Australia has always been a place where I wanted to go. My friend and I were looking into traveling there and after some Google search we found the Wild Animal Sanctuary through GoEco. What we wanted most was to be able to get hands on experience with animals and GoEco provided ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Surmounting Expectations

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa When I was being driven to my project, the Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, I remember being a little bit nervous: would there be people of my age, would I like the place, the animals, the activities and everything else? I really didn’t know what to expect, but right after ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Incredible Volunteer Experience

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa Where do I even begin. The decision to volunteer in South Africa had been on my mind for a while but it was a quick decision of wanting to end my gap year with something that the people around me hadn’t done. Animals and farm work are my passion, so ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Truly a Dream

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation in Antelope Park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe My time during Lion Rehabilitation in Antelope Park feels like a dream. I only had 2 weeks there but they were hands down the best 2 weeks of my entire life. I cried when I left because I was leaving the place that I knew had changed me forever. ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – An Absolute Blast

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa I spent two weeks at the Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town project. I wasn’t aware until after I had booked that the time that I was going was the exact same two weeks that the schools take holidays. I really wasn’t sure ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Experiencing Unique Wildlife

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe During my stay at the African Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe, I spent more time with the animals than I did with the volunteers. I dug a pond for the lions and prepared food for all the carnivores. I loved feeding the servals, especially since they were very friendly and gave plenty of kisses. ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Making Life-Changing Connections

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Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Volunteering in Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement in Vietnam was the most fulfilling and life-changing experience of my life. I feel like I have achieved more and learned more about myself in those two weeks than ever before, and I am so grateful for the incredible opportunity ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – The Best Experience of My Life

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Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I arrived in Vietnam for Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh, and the first thing I noticed walking out of the airport was how busy it was; there were people everywhere.  Once at the accommodation, I was immediately excited, there was a buzz in the air. ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – A City with an Amazing Culture

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal Porto is an amazing city, let’s just start with that. I was hesitant to choose Porto as the location of my volunteer project because I had not heard that much about it or Portugal for that matter. The hostel for the Porto Hospitality Internship is the best hostel in the city; this ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Elephants in My Backyard

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand My name is Samantha and I’m from Maryland, USA. From the moment I found GoEco and booked my trip I knew volunteering in Thailand was going to be an awesome unforgettable experience. Boy was I right! As soon as I stepped off the plane in Bangkok I was picked up ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Sawasdee Ka!

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin province, Thailand Hello! I recently came back from the Elephant Village Experience through GoEco. There are so many wonderful things to say about volunteering in Thailand that I honestly don’t know where to start, but here it goes! Between the airport pick-up, getting around Khao San Road in Bangkok and heading to ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My Days in the Desert

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Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building Tzukim 1.5 hours north of Eilat, Israel After spending almost a month road tripping through Israel, I was excited to finally see the desert and get started on my second project, Desert Eco Building, with GoEco. The location was amazing, I was able to spend a few days in Jordan and then my ...

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