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Volunteering in Cambodia – Pick the Weeds

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Volunteer in Cambodia – Temple Preservation Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia Having booked my flight, been dropped off at the airport, said my last goodbyes and now soaring through the skies, I found myself back in my motherland of Cambodia. However, this time not with friends, not with family, but on a week long volunteer trip for Temple Preservation. Before even stepping ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – One Fantastic Month


Volunteer in the Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation Naifaru, the Northern Maldives I spent one month at the Marine and Turtle Conservation project in the Maldives and it was a really positive experience. Although it was my first volunteer project and I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was surprised not only by how much effort the two Marine ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Living Like a Local


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 Indonesia – Impressions I Will Never Forget

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Volunteer in Indonesia – Orangutan Conservation Expedition Sumatra, Indonesia When I arrived at the project base for the Orangutan Conservation Expedition I met the lovely three staff members. Because it was quite late, we just ate something together before we all went to bed. The next day I got an organization session to learn some facts about the research and ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Learning From Amazing Kids


Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Orphan Care Cape Town, South Africa People continue to ask me about my trip doing Cape Town Orphan Care Africa and every single time I freeze up…I think I’m discovering the reason for this is because no matter how hard I try, I will never be able to explain how absolutely amazing it ...

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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 – Exciting Wildlife

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Volunteer in South Africa – The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area, South Africa This past February I was part of The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area in Limpopo, South Africa. While I was there, the whole area was suffering from a terrible drought, with it nearing the end ...

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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 South Africa – Memorable Animal Encounters

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Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Western Cape, South Africa My husband and I just spent two weeks volunteering at the African Wildlife Ranch program in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience and there is some great hands on time with various animals. When we arrived at the airport we took a taxi to the Ranch ...

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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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