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Volunteering in Australia – Captivated by Wildlife

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Volunteer in Australia – Wild Animal Rescue Port Stephens, Australia G’day! I am just getting home after my experience volunteering in Australia for Wildlife Rescue, and I am already looking forward to my next trip to the land Down Under! As a pre-veterinary student, I am intrigued by wildlife medicine, husbandry, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. As an animal-lover, I am ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – A Pre-Vet Intern

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chinsta, Eastern Cape, South Africa In May 2015, I spent two weeks in Cinsta East on the wild coast in South Africa through a Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship with GoEco. I was able to experience veterinary work for African wildlife, agricultural livestock, and domestic animals. Going during their winter was the icing on top of ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Living My Dream

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Volunteer in South Africa – Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Chintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was five years old and I’ve always wanted to work at a zoo because I’m in love with wildlife, so I thought this Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship was a perfect opportunity to see if my dream is what I wanted ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Solo Traveling

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Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area Greater Kruger Area, South Africa My time volunteering at GoEco’s Big 5 Wildlife Reserve project was better than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t know what to expect when I left New York and traveled to South Africa alone, but once at Dumela Lodge, the staff immediately made all ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Conservation Gone Wild

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Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area, South Africa In late 2015, I volunteered as part of the Big 5 Wildlife Reserve program in the Greater Kruger Area. Many of those volunteering in South Africa were adults, like me, and we came from around the world. We had a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Three Week Adventure

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa Returning to the Wildlife Sanctuary was great! I was there for two weeks exactly one year ago. I’d met all the animals and staff, I had built enclosures for servals and made loads of friends. So now it was time to return and renew the experience (the second time is never identical ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Volunteer in South Africa – Diverse Wildlife Sanctuaries Hartebeespoort, South Africa Two days a week were spent working at the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuaries which are both busy and staff appreciate volunteers helping with chores like preparing 3 meals a day for the primates or mucking out elephants night enclosures. Another two days of the week volunteers are kept busy ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – An Adventure of a Lifetime

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort , South Africa I honestly don’t even know where to begin. If there’s one thing that I could say about the Wildlife Sanctuary project it would be that it was the absolute most amazing experience I have had so far in my life. My aunt and I had started planning this trip over a ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Colorful Rituals

Volunteer in Indonesia – Bali Sea Turtle Rescue Bali , Indonesia “Where are you from and are you married?” is the most common question you will be asked as a woman, no matter your age shortly after your arrival. Within one hour of volunteering in Indonesia and interacting with the locals I was blown away by what immediately appeared to me a ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – GoEco Experience

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe Loving animals as much as I do, volunteering in Zimbabwe for the African Wildlife Orphanage seemed to be a perfect fit for me. I was not disappointed with the number of opportunities to directly care for baby animals such as duiker, serval, bush babies, owls, and guinea fowl. We volunteers were ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Caring for Animals

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo , Zimbabwe I chose the African Wildlife Orphanage because I was interested in doing something to help animals and the idea of volunteering in Zimbabwe was exciting. I did not expect to have so much opportunity to personally interact with the animals and it was fantastic! The staff at the orphanage made an effort to give ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Love for Wild Animals

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State , South Africa The Wild Cat Sanctuary is the perfect place for those who want to contribute to the happy life of wild animals and, of course, for those who love wild cats! You will find lions, cheetahs, servals, caracals, African wild cats, bat-eared foxs, vervet monkeys and jackals on the farm. ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Spanish and Conservation

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Alajuela Province, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica I did volunteering in Costa Rica with Go Eco in April  for a total of 3 weeks, 2 weeks specifically with Animal Rescue and Conservation in San Carlos. My first week I spent in San Jose with a host family and attended a language school to learn ...

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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 Costa Rica – Environmental Conservation

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Rainforest Expedition Tortuguero , Costa Rica Volunteering in Costa Rica through GoEco for the Rainforest Expedition doing environmental conservation will be something I will never forget. The idea of living a lot more basic than normal was a little scary but the minute I arrived at our base on Curieuse island, everything felt right. It was ...

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