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Volunteering in South Africa – A Cherished Experience

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town , South Africa From the moment I landed, I had a great feeling about Cape Town and volunteering in South Africa. I was surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains to hike, and lovely people. The project leaders and volunteers at Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Life-Long Friendships

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo Province , South Africa Volunteering in South Africa at Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was truly one of the best experiences of my life. There is so much interaction with the animals and education about South African wildlife and conservation. Spontaneous opportunities to experience something unique are bound to pop up. For example, ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Raising Awareness

Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri , Thailand I spent seven weeks in total volunteering in Thailand. Of the seven weeks in Learn, Volunteer and Travel, four were spent teaching at the Hill Tribe program. The program is fairly new. On my 2nd week volunteering, it was also the first week the Hill Tribe program opened. ...

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Volunteering in the Maldives – People, Water & Turtles

Volunteer in Maldives – Marine and Turtle Conservation The Island of Naifaru , Maldives Volunteering in the Maldives was everything I looking for. It was a relaxing yet rewarding holiday. I went with a friend (Tara) & we couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Despite reading all that I could about the country & the volunteer program I had no idea ...

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Volunteering in Indonesia – Simply Stunning

Volunteer in Indonesia – Education and Community Work in Bali Bali , Indonesia After graduating early this summer in Early Childhood Studies, I decided it was time to bring all I have learnt during my three years at university and all my teaching experiences to volunteer abroad this September. Choosing the location was the easy part! It was a must ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Fun at the Ranch

Volunteer in South Africa – African Wildlife Ranch Western Cape , South Africa When I went to through GoEco’s website to find out what programs I would be interested I discovered the African Wildlife Ranch. I signed up and when I arrived, I didn’t know anyone. By the time I left, I had new friends from all over the world. The respect and ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Making a Dream a Reality

A GoEco volunteer at a view from the bunker del Carmel with fellow volunteers

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona , Spain It’s already been a month since I finished my internship at the Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona and I miss it and the people I’ve had the opportunity to get to know. Barcelona is an incredible city. I had previously been to Barcelona for a few short days while on ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Research and Conservation

Volunteer in South Africa – Big Cats Research and Conservation in the Greater Kruger Area The Greater Kruger Area , South Africa I had the opportunity to travel and volunteer at the Big Cats Research and Conservation project. My involvement with the project was quick and very in-depth, as I worked with the other volunteer researchers and the field guide to track and ...

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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Learn Spanish and Save Turtles


Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation Costa Rica , Central America During my year off before entering university, I decided that I wanted to travel, and I am so thrilled that I chose volunteering in Costa Rica with GoEco. After countless hours of researching places to go, and programs to go with, I came across a Sea Turtle Conservation ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Impacting Children’s Lives

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town , South Africa I love volunteering in South Africa at the Cape Town Community Project. It was my first day today and I can’t even explain the physical reaction I had. I didn’t bring a camera today because I didn’t know how safe it was but I’ll bring it tomorrow ...

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Volunteering in Spain – Discovering Catalan Culture

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona , Spain During an eight week period, I had the chance to do my internship in Spain, Barcelona thanks to the organization GoEco. Travelling abroad is a great opportunity to practice languages and meet a lot of people coming from all around the world. I got some professional knowledge, becoming ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Researching Wildlife

Volunteer in South Africa – The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve The Greater Kruger Area , South Africa South Africa had a great blend of people at the Lodge; USA, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, New Zealand and Australia – 15 countries in total. We monitored all of wildlife at the Big 5 Wildlife Reserve  as ...

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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 Israel – Falling in Love

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava Desert, Israel I always thought about volunteering in Israel and found the Desert Wildlife Program at random on the internet (I had never heard about GoEco before). I had been to Israel before, but never to volunteer. I love animals and I am studying biology in France to become a vet. So, this project seemed to ...

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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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