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Recent Posts

Volunteering in Ghana – Teaching Kids How to Tell Time

The children for the most part were very eager to learn from the volunteers

Volunteer in Ghana – Coastal Community Aid Ada Foah, Ghana Having been back in the UK for a week I am already missing Ghana so much that I am looking at flights to see when I can go back! I left for Ghana shortly after the conclusion of my first year at university travelling from Newcastle to London then flying ...

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Volunteering in Israel – A Three-Part Experience

White oryx after the feedind time in the safari

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program Arava, Israel How to describe my experience in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program…hmmm. No day is the same in the desert. Every day for three weeks I had a different experience. The staff was very involved in the reserve. Each ranger would try to teach you something, to help you and take you ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Elephants in the Village!

An elephant was staring at a sugar cane which Jannie hold while we were taking a picture.

Volunteer in Thailand – Elephant Village Experience Surin Province, Thailand I’ve never been so close to those amazingly gigantic creatures, so close that I could feel their snuffling. Elephant trunks are like huge pipes, but more flexible and powerful. Muscles in their trunks make it easier for them to twirl and tear the leaves on the banana trees at once ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – Real Hospital Experience

In the surgery room watching the surgeons placing an internal fixation into the patient's arm.

Volunteer in Vietnam – Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Hi, my name is Jessica and I am presently in my second year of med school in Canada. Since I love travelling and discovering new environments and cultures, I was totally excited when I heard about GoEco’s Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I knew this ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Helping Refugees in Tel Aviv

One of the volunteer staff in the doctor’s room

Volunteer in Israel – Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel This summer I volunteered at Tel Aviv Refugee Health Clinic. I have never had been more grateful for taking a trip abroad by myself.  At the clinic I was able to shadow doctors and scribe for them, work in the reception, and also participate in data research. ...

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Volunteering in Sri Lanka – Land of Smiles

The team of Romanian Volunteers snap a picture with the world’s most fantastic coordinator

Volunteer in Sri Lanka – Child Care and Community Work + Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Sri Lanka Since I set off to volunteer in Sri Lanka, I knew I had embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. It all started with the heart-warming smiles of the people at the airport, the Kandyan locals and the volunteers and staff at the volunteer house. ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Pre-Vet Internship Experience


Volunteer in South Africa –Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship Eastern Cape, South Africa I went out on a limb and decided to volunteer for the Pre-Vet Wildlife Internship offered in Cinsta, Eastern Cape, South Africa for three months. I can easily say that it was the best experience of my entire life. I’ve learned a great deal working with wildlife, livestock and ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – All Things Wild!

Volunteer in Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa Volunteering at the Wildife 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, one day we got the opportunity ...

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Volunteering in Spain – The Ultimate Barcelona Experience

Best volunteer team !!   Blake-Darlene-me

Volunteer in Spain – Eco-Friendly Hospitality Internship in Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Since I have always been interested in activities that offer opportunities for helping and meeting new people, I recently volunteered at Hello BCN Hostel. Actually, the purpose of this activity was twofold, both to use my time for discovering new cultures and ideas(due to the many multicultural people who stayed ...

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Volunteering in Vietnam – My Impact in Ho Chi Minh

Culture Week – our towel folding class. Yes, we really did do all those elephants by ourselves!!

Volunteer in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam I know it might sound cliché, but I just arrived back from a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And it all started with 3 weeks volunteering in Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh Community Involvement placement starts off with four days of Culture Week, a fantastic opportunity to get to know the ...

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Volunteering in Israel – Making the Dogs Happy!

In the shelter  header

Volunteer in Israel – Tel Aviv Animal Shelter Tel Aviv, Animal Shelter Volunteering in Israel at the Tel Aviv Animal Shelter made my three-week holiday complete and unforgettable! After a great first day in Jerusalem, I was guided by Yan from GoEco to Tel Aviv, where my volunteer experience would begin. When I arrived at the shelter, I got an introduction ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Lions, Cheetahs and Caracals… Oh My!

Hanging out with Thato the cheetah and Lilo the caracal

Volunteer in South Africa – Wild Cat Sanctuary Free State, South Africa My experience volunteering at the Wild Cat Sanctuary in South Africa was incredible. We woke up each morning to the sound of lions roaring. Volunteers helped out around the farm on a daily basis by preparing food for the cats and helping out with tasks like building new ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Best Experience of my Life

Day one for fellow conservation volunteer, Lauren, and myself working with sea turtles and learning from the lovely veteran Rebecca

Volunteer in Thailand – Coastal Marine Conservation in Phang Nga Phang Nga, Thailand Coastal Marine Conservation in Phang Nga with Goeco has been nothing short of the best experience of my life. Originally I arrived in Phang Nga signed up to spend two weeks at base working on the project; this quickly changed, as within the first 24 hours I fell in ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Cat and Dog Rescue

Volunteer in Thailand – Cat and Dog Rescue in Koh Samui Koh Samui, Thailand I was finally able to do something I have wanted to do for a while and that was to volunteer abroad. I wanted to work with cats and dogs and came across GoEco who had the Cat and Dog Rescue in Koh Samui project – I immediately ...

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Volunteering in Peru – Inspiring Children in Cusco

Volunteer in Peru – – Helping Underprivileged Children in Cusco Cusco, Peru I would first like to say GoEco is a very good organization and they offered me a wonderful opportunity. I chose to help underprivileged children in Cusco. One of the reasons was my son and his friends outgrew me since they are now seniors in high school. I figured at this ...

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