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Volunteering in Portugal – Experience Porto

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto , Portugal While I doing the Porto Hospitality Internship for six weeks, I wished I could have stayed longer. I was a bar tender and I found a golden opportunity to learn about both Portuguese and also international beverages. Porto is one of the most popular and touristic cities in Portugal. Therefore I was ...

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Volunteering in Australia – Conservation Experience

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Volunteer in Australia – Australian Conservation Experience Various locations throughout Australia   In September I went to the Australian Conservation Experience. I spent one week in Melbourne and two weeks in Warrnambool, which was a great experience. The first week we worked in three different places near Melbourne. We did weeding in St. Kilda, weeding and making animal food in a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Two weeks at the Sanctuary!

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State , South Africa In January, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks volunteering in South Africa at the Wild Cat Sanctuary. Being both my first trip to Africa and my first volunteer experience abroad, I was slightly apprehensive about what to expect. The minute I stepped off the bus and ...

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Volunteering in Israel – My GoEco Experience

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert , Israel This summer, my sister and I decided to venture into something new. We wanted to travel together and what better way to do this than by joining a volunteer program. Our love for nature and animals lead us to search the internet for wildlife volunteering in Israel, and that’s when we ...

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Volunteering in Portugal – Making Connections in Porto

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Volunteer in Portugal – Porto Hospitality Internship Porto, Portugal What can I say about my time volunteering in Porto? Amazing! I will be honest and say that I didn’t know this city existed before I signed up with GoEco, which is hard to think about now that Porto is so close to my heart. I didn’t know what to expect, ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lions, Leopards and More

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage frican Wildlife Orphanage, zimbabwe When deciding between the various volunteering experiences offered through GoEco, I was most drawn to the African Wildlife Orphanage because of the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of animals. I was not at all disappointed and in just over two weeks, I was involved in the feeding and caring ...

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Volunteering in Spain – The Beautiful Outback

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Volunteer in Spain – Wildlife Research and Ecological Farming Regional Park, Requijada, Spain When I flew into Madrid I ultimately decided that I wanted to get a rental car so that I could explore more of what Spain had to offer and really immerse myself in the country. When I got to the farm my mind was blown. Genevieve and ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Following My Passion

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilition in Antelope park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe My name is Naama and last month I had the best experience of my life. Since I was young I had a dream to work with wild animals. I finished my military service and started “real life,” but after a very short time I decided to stop everything, and do ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Unforgettable

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Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali, Indonesia I boarded my plane wishing that I hadn’t booked my trip. Traveling to a different country alone was terrifying, and I was regretful before I had even checked in, but boy am I glad that I chose against missing the opportunity to volunteer in Indonesia. Arriving in Bali, it wasn’t ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Opportunity for Growth

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa This summer my friend Evan and I volunteered in Cape Town, South Africa for the “Teach and Surf in Cape Town” program and I can truly say that the experience changed me for the better! There is no better way to learn about yourself and ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Gaining Experience in My Field

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Volunteer in Spain – Conservation Projects in the Valencia Region Valencia, Spain Hello, my name is Rachel and I am from upstate New York. I recently graduated from college with an environmental degree. I knew I wanted to spend some time volunteering, but I also knew I wanted to gain experience in my field. GoEco was the perfect compromise and ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Teaching Kids to Surf

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Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa It was a great experience volunteering in South Africa with kids from the townships and settlements of Cape Town. In the mornings I got assigned to the baby room at “Sarah’s Crêche” (they call the kindergarten Crêches), but every day was different. In the afternoons ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Flexibility and Creativity

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Volunteer in Thailand – Koh Samui Beach and Build Koh Samui, Thailand GoEco’s partnership with the organization in Koh Samui should be considered as a great success. My trip began with a wonderful day of sightseeing in Bangkok – with lots of different impressions and first insights into the Thai culture. This day was topped with a great night out exploring the ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – All About Coconut

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Volunteer in Indonesia – Orangutan Conservation Expedition Sumatra, Indonesia My time volunteering at the Orangutan Conservation Expendition was simply amazing! I was picked up Monday morning at the airport by one of the project assistant. We got to Coconut, where the project is based, by mid afternoon.   We got a short orientation session and got the rest of the ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – The Most Amazing People

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Orphanage and Teaching in Victoria Falls Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe It is hard to put into words how fantastic of a time I had working on the Orphanage and Teaching project in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The moment I walked into the volunteer house I was greeted with joy and smiles from the staff and the other volunteers; ...

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