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Recent Posts

Volunteering in Vietnam – The Best Experience of My Life


Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I arrived in Vietnam for Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh, and the first thing I noticed walking out of the airport was how busy it was; there were people everywhere.  Once at the accommodation, I was immediately excited, there was a buzz in the air. ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – A City with an Amazing Culture

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal Porto is an amazing city, let’s just start with that. I was hesitant to choose Porto as the location of my volunteer project because I had not heard that much about it or Portugal for that matter. The hostel for the Porto Hospitality Internship is the best hostel in the city; this ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Sloths, Marmosets and more!

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Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Alajuela Province, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica My first week was spent in San Jose for the required Spanish lessons week, and at first I was not looking forward to this week. I wanted to volunteer in Costa Rica right away, but I met some of the best people that first week ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Adventure into the Promise Land

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Volunteer in Israel – Vegan Bakery Internship and Desert Eco Building Israel Months ago, I decided that I wanted to do something meaningful with my summer. With that in mind, I started researching various volunteer opportunities and stumbled across GoEco Volunteering. Immediately, I was drawn to their volunteer programs offered in Israel, and chose their Vegan Bakery Internship in Tel Aviv. I ...

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Volunteering in Croatia – Dolphins, Snorkeling, and Swimming

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Volunteer in Croatia – Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Zambratija near Umag, Croatia In the first few weeks of May this year, I chose to volunteer in Croatia for Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation. Upon arriving and meeting the project leader, Darja, I learned that the goal of the organization was to collect data on each dolphins whereabouts and how many there are in that area. ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Monkeying Around

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Volunteer in South Africa – Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Near Tzaneen, Limpopo Province After volunteering in South Africa for four weeks at the Monkey and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, I can definitely say it was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did the experience teach me how to care for monkeys among other animals, but it taught me ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – The Great White Shark


Volunteer in South Africa – Great While Shark Conservation Gansbaai, South Africa Hopeful to escape the winter in the Northern Hemisphere and wishful for an adventure, I applied for an opportunity to volunteer in South Africa. I landed in sunny and warm Cape Town and was taken the next morning to a little town about a 3 hour drive away ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Elephants in My Backyard

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand My name is Samantha and I’m from Maryland, USA. From the moment I found GoEco and booked my trip I knew volunteering in Thailand was going to be an awesome unforgettable experience. Boy was I right! As soon as I stepped off the plane in Bangkok I was picked up ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Sawasdee Ka!

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Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin province, Thailand Hello! I recently came back from the Elephant Village Experience through GoEco. There are so many wonderful things to say about volunteering in Thailand that I honestly don’t know where to start, but here it goes! Between the airport pick-up, getting around Khao San Road in Bangkok and heading to ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Great Barrier Reef

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Volunteer in Australia – Great Barrier Reef Conservation Great Barrier Reef, Australia Australia has always been somewhere that I wanted to visit. I was so excited when I found the Great Barrier Reef Conservation project through GoEco because it paired my love for the ocean with an amazing destination. After arriving in Cairns, we had a meeting the night we all ...

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Volunteering in China – Giant Pandas

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Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center 16 km from Ya’an City, China Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center was the greatest experience I have ever had. I took part in a one-week culture program and received many bright and positive impressions. Therefore, I can imagine how much emotions received the other participants who stayed for two weeks. My ...

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Volunteering in Cambodia – An Unforgettable Learning and Travel Experience

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Volunteer in Cambodia – Sustainable Community Development Samraong, Northern Cambodia When I booked the Sustainable Community Development in Cambodia trip, I had no idea what to expect. I could not be more pleased with how my time in Cambodia played out! I found so much happiness volunteering in Cambodia. The school itself has a captivating atmosphere, with very colorful open-air classrooms, and ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My Days in the Desert

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Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building Tzukim 1.5 hours north of Eilat, Israel After spending almost a month road tripping through Israel, I was excited to finally see the desert and get started on my second project, Desert Eco Building, with GoEco. The location was amazing, I was able to spend a few days in Jordan and then my ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – Life as an International Volunteer


Volunteer in the Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation The island of Naifaru, Northern Maldives Volunteering in the Maldives for the Marine and Turtle Conservation project was everything I could have ever imagined, but the biggest surprise to me was how much I gained from the program. Working with the turtles in itself was incredible. To watch them grow, get ...

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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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