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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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Volunteering in South Africa – A Life-Changing Experience

Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Eastern Cape , South Africa My weeks volunteering in South Africa were probably one of the best weeks of my life. I didn’t have any expectations when I left home, that way I wouldn’t be disappointed. But the first week of my stay I got to see a rhino from up close ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – Getting Hands-On Experience

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Volunteer in Cambodia – Medical Aid Samraong, Cambodia This morning at the hospital while I was volunteering in Cambodia, instead of doing rounds, I helped in wound dressing. There is a particular nurse who lets me get all the hands-on experience I’ve had so far at the medical aid project. He is a short, thin middle aged man with curly ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Orthopedics Hospital Experience

Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I signed up for the 4-week Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh this summer, wanting to both travel to Asia and gain some experience in the medical field, and was pleasantly surprised by what this program had to offer. Not only has volunteering in Vietnam allowed ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – My Immersive Experience

Volunteer in Thailand – Akha Hill Tribe Experience Chiang Rai , Thailand I may not have been the typical volunteer as I am 69 years old and was traveling alone. I more than once asked myself, “What was I thinking?”, but it turned out all right. I was volunteering in Thailand with the Akha Hill Tribe for only one week, but ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – At the Clinic

A baby that I got to see delivered

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Medical Aid in Antelope Park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe A typical day at the Medical Aid project starts with taking part in an activity of your choosing from 6:25 am until breakfast at 8:00 am. The project coordinator was very flexible and some of the choices included walking with the lions or cleaning the elephant bomas (enclosures). If you want, you could ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Endless Smiles and Laughter

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town , South Africa Volunteering in South Africa for the Cape Town Community Projects was one of the most influential experiences of my life. After landing in Cape Town, I was immediately greeted by a staff member who drove me from the airport to my accommodations. He helped carry my ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Exploring Ho Chi Minh

Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam I spent three weeks volunteering at the Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement project and I can truly say that this was the best trip of my life. I got to meet a lot interesting people from all around the world who love to travel but also enjoy volunteering. The first ...

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Volunteering in the Czech Republic – People from Around the World

Volunteer in the Czech Republic – Prague Hostel Internship Prague , Czech Republic This hostel in Prague was a great place to intern for those that are interested in a diverse new culture, traveling to excellent cities nearby, and loves historical architecture. The absolute best part of interning at a hostel is that it provides an environment that you can’t get anywhere else: the daily ...

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