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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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Volunteering in South Africa – The “Ins and Outs” of a Wildlife Sanctuary

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa I spent an amazing two weeks working at the Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa this summer. My journey started off with a two-day orientation in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. I stayed at a hostel, hosted by the friendliest staff. I was able to get acquainted to the new culture and ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Living in an Animal Kingdom

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe What an incredibly eye opening but quick 4 weeks it has been. The day I arrived for the African Wildlife Orphanage project seems as if it was just yesterday. Being picked up at the airport not knowing what to expect. The place was foreign, everything was new. The sights, the smell, ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Thai Treasures

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Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand Thailand is a treasure for sure. My first program in Learn, Volunteer and Travel was the Introduction to Thai Culture program with Cholly Kubu and Wangchart Petchana as my guides, and they were awesome. During the week I visited several temples including Ayutthaya, Buddha’s Footprint, and Wang Saen ...

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Volunteering in China – Majestic Pandas

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Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Bifengxia, China I was slightly apprehensive as I arrived in Chengdu airport, ahead of my three weeks of volunteering with pandas at the Giant Panda Center. My nerves were quickly settled as I was greeted at the airport by my volunteer leader. After a few days sight seeing, myself and five others, were ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My True Home

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa How do I start to explain how much I love this place? My name is Cathrine. I´m 19 years old, from Norway. This journey was my very first adventure that I organized by myself. I traveled with two friends of mine, and we were all a bit nervous and excited. ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – More Than Just a Tourist

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Volunteer in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries Hartebeespoort, South Africa This experience has been truly life changing. Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries started with an orientation program in Johannesburg and it was very fun. It is not just like sitting in a tourist bus and taking photos while driving without understanding. You get to see the artists of Johannesburg, live in ...

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Volunteer in Thailand – Majestic Animals and Incredible People

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin province, Thailand My time on the Elephant Village Experience Thailand working with the elephants was incredible! I got to experience not only the care of these majestic animals, but also the daily life in a small rural village away from wifi, hot water, and busy traffic. It was refreshing to be in ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – An Amazing Experience

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Teaching and Social Work in San José San José, Costa Rica My experience volunteering in Costa Rica was amazing. I choose to do the 2 week program of Teaching and Social Work in San José, with one week of Spanish classes and one week of volunteering. When I first arrived I was welcomed by a member of ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Gaining Experience and Confidence

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chintsa, South Africa I volunteered with GoEco in the Pre-Veterinary Wildlife Internship in Chintsa, South Africa. I was a bit nervous before heading to South Africa, for it was my first time out of the country alone. However, GoEco prepared me for my trip well in advance, which made for a smooth ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Dream

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Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand Just think about it: 7 billion people, each doing something to contribute to the broader definition of life. Whether you are a young girl from Syria trying to get an education, an incredibly wealthy British Nobel, an elderly woman in South Sudan walking three hours to get water, ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Making a Real Difference

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Volunteer in South Africa – Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo Province, South Africa Volunteering at the Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in South Africa has completely changed my outlook on life. Imagine, waking up every morning to the sounds of African birds, bugs, and of course the wild monkeys which you, and all of your volunteer friends have helped ...

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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 Italy – A New Adventure Everyday

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Volunteer in Italy – Dolphin and Marine Research Ischia Island, Italy Long story short: Dolphin and Marine Research was life-changing. The experience I had during the two weeks I spent on the boat was unforgettable. I met amazing people; the crew was so nice and welcoming. I learned a lot about dolphins, whales, birds, sailing, cooking… Everyday was a new ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Truly Unique Experience

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Volunteer in South Africa – Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo Province, South Africa I had an absolutely amazing time at the Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in South Africa. The three weeks I spent there were life-changing for me. I was able to meet incredible volunteers from all over the world and was able to care for different monkey species. I ...

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