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Volunteering in Thailand – Gibbon Adventure

Every gibbon has its own name sign. We helped make signs for some of the babies

Volunteer in Thailand – Gibbon Primate Sanctuary Tak Province, Thailand In January, my friend and I were picked up from Bangkok Airport by the project coordinators in Singburi. We booked one orientation week and two weeks at the Gibbon Primate Sanctuary through GoEco. The first week we got to meet other volunteers  while also getting familiar with Thailand. We definitely made friends for life and ...

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Volunteering in Guatemala – An Unforgettable Experience

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Volunteer in Guatemala – Antigua Childcare and Community Antigua, Guatemala Volunteering in Guatemala at the Antigua Childcare and Community project was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve been on several different volunteer trips to different countries in Latin America, but Guatemala is truly one of the most special places I’ve visited. Everyone who has been to Antigua ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Love for Lions

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation in Antelope Park Antelope Park, Zimbabwe Ever since I was 3, when I watched the Lion King for the very first time, I knew that some day I would get the chance to get up close up and personal with the rulers of the Savannah – I’m talking about lions of course. Twenty years later, I ...

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Volunteering in Tanzania – Volunteer of the Month!

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Volunteer in Tanzania – Zanzibar Community Outreach Jambiani, Tanzania I arrived in Jambiani on Monday, January 19th to begin my African adventure at the Zanzibar Community Outreach project. Jambiani is a small village located on the east coast of Zanzibar. When I arrived with three other new volunteers, we were immediately greeted by the staff. Our first evening we had a meeting where ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Jessie’s Experience of a Lifetime!

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Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa The Wildlife Sanctuary was honestly a life changing experience! It was also a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so glad I had the chance to go. A lot of people weren’t sure what type of work we would be doing while volunteering in South Africa at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Some ...

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Volunteering in Guatemala – Dorothy’s Time Abroad

A GoEco volunteer had a great time taking the local buses in Guatemala.

Volunteer in Guatemala – Antigua Childcare and Community Antigua, Guatemala I found myself at a crossroads in my life, so I decided to take the ultimate plunge, put my life on hold, and volunteer abroad. I came across GoEco and they assisted me with finding the perfect volunteer project. In about a month’s span I picked my project and left ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – Emily-Jane’s Time with the Monkeys

A GoEco volunteer loved spending time with the monkeys.

Volunteer in Thailand – Gibbon Primate Sanctuary Tak Province, Thailand I can’t describe how nervous I was leaving the Sydney airport for my adventure in Thailand! I am 17 years old and decided to volunteer abroad for a couple weeks to celebrate graduation. The Gibbon Primate Sanctuary project in Mae Sot was one of a few GoEco programs that allowed ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Trisha’s Time Living in Cape Town

A GoEco volunteer with one of the kids at the project.

Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects Cape Town, South Africa Volunteering in South Africa on the Cape Town Community Project was truly the greatest experience of my life. As soon as I was dropped off at the accommodations and was introduced to all of the lovely staff and project coordinators, I knew that this trip was going ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

A GoEco volunteer helped fix and build fences

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe After extensive research, I decided to volunteer at the African Wildlife Orphanage. I was very excited to begin volunteering because I love animals and wanted to help them. I decided on the orphanage because of the diversity of animals living there and the volunteer work sounded interesting. After a very long ...

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Volunteering in Thailand – An Unforgettable Journey

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Volunteer in Thailand – Learn, Volunteer and Travel Sing Buri Province, Thailand The first time I had ever flown by myself was when I was on my way to Thailand to volunteer at the Learn, Volunteer and Travel Project. Needless to say, I was very nervous boarding the plane. When I arrived at the Bangkok airport I was greeted by ...

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From Germany to Israel – Trekking and Volunteering

A GoEco Volunteer visits Jerusalem for the first time.

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building project Tzukim, Israel Martin Horacek decided to go on a journey of a lifetime trekking and volunteering his way from Germany to Israel.  Martin trekked by himself and on foot to the Old City of Jerusalem where he is now volunteering at the Desert Eco Building Project. After being in Israel for a ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – My Unforgettable Experience

Volunteering in South Africa, gave me many opportunities to surf!

Volunteer in South Africa – Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa I volunteered at the Teach Children and Surf Camp in Cape Town.  I worked specifically at a school in Dunoon, called Elundini.  We helped the local teachers keep the children quiet during the lesson and played football and hide-and-seek with them during recess.  The ...

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Trip of a Lifetime!

Volunteering in Zimbabwe I saw rhinos!

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Zimbabwe, Africa When I arrived at the Bulawayo Airport I remember feeling anxious and excited!  It was the first time I was traveling out of the country and I had no idea what to expect.  I was met at the airport by Nikki Wilson and her son Ryan, who were part of the ...

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Volunteering in South Africa – Incredible

Jack, the only zebra you can interact with

Volunteer in South Africa – Wildlife Sanctuary Hartebeespoort, South Africa I recently volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Hartebeespoort, South Africa. I went in the middle of August, which resulted in beautiful, warm weather during the days and cooler weather at night. The volunteer work was to help the sanctuary by maintaining the animal enclosures.  We did this mostly by painting ...

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Turtles Everywhere! Volunteering in the Seychelles

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Volunteer in the Seychelles – Wildlife Conservation Expedition Curieuse Island, Seychelles Why did I choose to volunteer in the Seychelles?  Because it is a place far from my home and a point on the map, on the east side of Africa, which looks very interesting. I knew it would be a magical place where I could forget my problems and ...

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