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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Life Changing from Day One

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Community Development in Rural Areas Various locations around Costa Rica Volunteering. The thing we all talk about wanting to do…but have a hard time figuring out a way to do it. Well, GoEco helped me complete this dream and it was an amazing experience all around! First off, Go Eco is really good at what ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – My Exhilarating Experience

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Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Cape Town, South Africa Thailand, “The Land of Smiles.” This description fits perfectly from the country’s friendly people to their peaceful and enlightening culture. Conquering my fears of traveling alone abroad was the greatest decision I’ve ever made. I was volunteering in Thailand for two weeks, and in this short amount of time, ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Wildlife Rescue

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Rescue Melbourne, Australia Volunteering in Australia was an experience of a lifetime. I am not a frequent traveler, but this program made me feel welcomed immediately. I am typically a shy person, so this program allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and gave me great opportunities to grow as a person. The ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Journey of a Lifetime

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa If I were to be honest volunteering in South Africa has long been my big dream, and a “before I die” kind of thing, when I finally purchased my trip I never regretted it, definitely one of the best decisions in my life. Being vegan for quite a long time, for me ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – In the Medical Field

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Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam My experience volunteering at the Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh was absolutely incredible. Not only did I get to learn a ton about the medical field, but I also got to meet some wonderful people and explore the beautiful and exciting city that is Saigon! The ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Captivated by Wildlife

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Rescue Port Stephens, Australia G’day! I am just getting home after my experience volunteering in Australia for Wildlife Rescue, and I am already looking forward to my next trip to the land Down Under! As a pre-veterinary student, I am intrigued by wildlife medicine, husbandry, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. As an animal-lover, I am ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Pre-Vet Intern

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chinsta, Eastern Cape, South Africa In May 2015, I spent two weeks in Cinsta East on the wild coast in South Africa through a Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship with GoEco. I was able to experience veterinary work for African wildlife, agricultural livestock, and domestic animals. Going during their winter was the icing on top of ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Living My Dream

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was five years old and I’ve always wanted to work at a zoo because I’m in love with wildlife, so I thought this Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship was a perfect opportunity to see if my dream is what I wanted ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Three Week Adventure

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa Returning to the Wildlife Sanctuary was great! I was there for two weeks exactly one year ago. I’d met all the animals and staff, I had built enclosures for servals and made loads of friends. So now it was time to return and renew the experience (the second time is never identical ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Volunteer in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries Hartebeespoort, South Africa Two days a week were spent working at the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuaries which are both busy and staff appreciate volunteers helping with chores like preparing 3 meals a day for the primates or mucking out elephants night enclosures. Another two days of the week volunteers are kept busy ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – An Adventure of a Lifetime

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort , South Africa I honestly don’t even know where to begin. If there’s one thing that I could say about the Wildlife Sanctuary project it would be that it was the absolute most amazing experience I have had so far in my life. My aunt and I had started planning this trip over a ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – GoEco Experience

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe Loving animals as much as I do, volunteering in Zimbabwe for the African Wildlife Orphanage seemed to be a perfect fit for me. I was not disappointed with the number of opportunities to directly care for baby animals such as duiker, serval, bush babies, owls, and guinea fowl. We volunteers were ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Caring for Animals

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe I chose the African Wildlife Orphanage because I was interested in doing something to help animals and the idea of volunteering in Zimbabwe was exciting. I did not expect to have so much opportunity to personally interact with the animals and it was fantastic! The staff at the orphanage made an effort to give ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Love for Wild Animals

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State , South Africa The Wild Cat Sanctuary is the perfect place for those who want to contribute to the happy life of wild animals and, of course, for those who love wild cats! You will find lions, cheetahs, servals, caracals, African wild cats, bat-eared foxs, vervet monkeys and jackals on the farm. ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Spanish and Conservation

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Alajuela Province, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica I did volunteering in Costa Rica with Go Eco in April  for a total of 3 weeks, 2 weeks specifically with Animal Rescue and Conservation in San Carlos. My first week I spent in San Jose with a host family and attended a language school to learn ...

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