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Volunteering in South Africa – Making a Difference

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town , South Africa Volunteering in South Africa was absolutely and utterly indescribable. I had high expectations going into it and my experience exceeded those expectations by a long shot. I made lifelong friends from all over the world and felt like I truly met my type ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Cherished Experience

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town , South Africa From the moment I landed, I had a great feeling about Cape Town and volunteering in South Africa. I was surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains to hike, and lovely people. The project leaders and volunteers at Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Life-Long Friendships

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo Province , South Africa Volunteering in South Africa at Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was truly one of the best experiences of my life. There is so much interaction with the animals and education about South African wildlife and conservation. Spontaneous opportunities to experience something unique are bound to pop up. For example, ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Raising Awareness

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri , Thailand I spent seven weeks in total volunteering in Thailand. Of the seven weeks in Learn, Volunteer and Travel, four were spent teaching at the Hill Tribe program. The program is fairly new. On my 2nd week volunteering, it was also the first week the Hill Tribe program opened. ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Making a Dream a Reality

A GoEco volunteer at a view from the bunker del Carmel with fellow volunteers

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona , Spain It’s already been a month since I finished my internship at the Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona and I miss it and the people I’ve had the opportunity to get to know. Barcelona is an incredible city. I had previously been to Barcelona for a few short days while on ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Learn Spanish and Save Turtles

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica , Central America During my year off before entering university, I decided that I wanted to travel, and I am so thrilled that I chose volunteering in Costa Rica with GoEco. After countless hours of researching places to go, and programs to go with, I came across a Sea Turtle Conservation ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Impacting Children’s Lives

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town , South Africa I love volunteering in South Africa at the Cape Town Community Project. It was my first day today and I can’t even explain the physical reaction I had. I didn’t bring a camera today because I didn’t know how safe it was but I’ll bring it tomorrow ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Discovering Catalan Culture

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona , Spain During an eight week period, I had the chance to do my internship in Spain, Barcelona thanks to the organization GoEco. Travelling abroad is a great opportunity to practice languages and meet a lot of people coming from all around the world. I got some professional knowledge, becoming ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Learning about Wildlife

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe Volunteering in Zimbabwe for 5 weeks at the African Wildlife Orphanage gave me enough time to see and experience so much that people who only stayed a few weeks missed out on. I was able to go to Victoria Falls where I rode in a helicopter and do the big air ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – My Time at the Orphanage

Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I’m glad that I chose volunteering in Vietnam for the Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement project. It’s because it wasn’t purely just volunteering as there was also a fun cultural week. During the cultural week, I learned a lot about the culture in Vietnam and was able to explore ...

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Volunteering in Bali – A Community Experience

Volunteer in Bali – Education and Community Work Bali , Indonesia I was volunteering in Bali for Education and Community Work for 2 weeks. The first week was the orientation week. During that week, we explored the village (Penestanan Kaja), Ubud and many more places! We learned the basics of Bahasa language, we had a cooking class and a cultural class, ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Best Summer of my Life

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort , South Africa This past summer has been best summer of my lifetime. For two weeks I got to spend my time volunteering in South Africa at the Wildlife Sanctuary. This special place will forever me in my heart and I hope one day I will be able to return. This beautiful place ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Explore and Contribute

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri , Thailand Hello. My name is Taylor and I am a nursing student in Hays, Kansas. I had the opportunity volunteer in Thailand at the Learn, Volunteer and Travel program this past January. My experience with GoEco was amazing. I spent a week with about 10 other volunteers. We painted, tiled floors, constructed ...

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka – Saving Turtles

Volunteer in Sri Lanka – Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Ambalangoda , Sri Lanka For my summer I decided to do something a bit different then all my friends so I decided to try volunteering in Sri Lanka to save turtles. I was looking for adventure and and something that would push me out of my comfort zone. It seems like a ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – A Rewarding Experience

Walk alongside, not on the elephants.

Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand With a whirlwind of emotions, I was landing in Bangkok with my backpack in tow, ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Meeting my first guide at the airport and then heading back to the Rambuttri Hostel, I had a day to familiarize myself with the area before meeting the ...

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