Pandas, Pandas, Everywhere – Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center

Ya’an City, China

It’s amazing how quickly & densely memories can gather in a short span of time.  I volunteered at the Giant Panda Conservation project in China for only 2 weeks, yet I went away feeling so filled to the brim with incredible memories and deep feelings.

Maybe it’s because I managed to somehow cram so many activities into that limited time frame. Indeed, being rather hyper, I couldn’t seem to sit around for an extended period of time just watching TV in the lounge room – I had to go out & explore! Continue reading Connie’s post

Sea Turtle Conservation Project – Volunteering in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Sea Turtle Conservation

Cameronal, Costa Rica

A GoEco volunteer zip liningAs I stepped off of the plane in Costa Rica I thought to myself: “What have I gotten myself into? I am in a country where I don’t know a single person, and I hardly speak any Spanish. I am not up for this!” However, the moment I stepped into the home of my host family, my nerves subsided. I got to spend one week with my Tico family in San Jose, and they were so incredibly warm and welcoming. Even with my minimal Spanish skills, I felt a part of the family. Continue reading Ashlyn’s post

Volunteering in South Africa – A Wildlife Sanctuary Beyond My Wildest Dreams

Volunteer in South Africa – The Wildlife Sanctuary

Hartebeespoort, South Africa

MeMy name is Jens; I am 21 years old and from Germany. I volunteered at the Wildlife Sanctuary near to Johannesburg, for a period two weeks. It the first big journey I had taken on my own and besides volunteering in South Africa, I had also planned a three week trip through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana afterwards (I can only recommend this combination). I always wanted to visit the southern part of Africa and get close to animals on a deeper level than what is possible as a normal “Kruger Tourist.” I looked for an animal sanctuary near Johannesburg and found this wonderful place! Continue reading Jens’ post

Volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion, and Wildlife Park

Volunteer in South Africa – Tiger, Lion, and Wildlife Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Continue reading Gabriella's postMy name is Gabriella and I volunteered at the Tiger, Lion, and Wildlife Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for 5 weeks. It has always been my dream to work with lions and tigers and I finally fulfilled it.

My jaw dropped when I was taken for a tour of the park and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the magnificent animals. Continue reading Gabriella’s post

Volunteering in Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Volunteer in Costa Rica at the Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

Continue reading Lior's postIt was almost a year ago that I started to plan my big trip. I knew that I wanted to go to an exotic location that would be full of wildlife and culture. After hearing stories and seeing pictures from friends who had traveled the world, I decided that Central America offered everything I was looking for…and a lot more! Continue reading Lior’s post

VOLUNTEER in SOUTH AFRICA – Great White Shark Conservation


Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – GREAT WHITE SHARK CONSERVATION

Gansabaai, South Africa

Volunteering with GoEco on the Great White shark Conservation Program has been a most rewarding experience! Being able to go out on the ocean almost every day, seeing Great Whites 20cms from your face, and helping manage a commercial shark cage diving vessel is possibly the most exciting thing I have ever done!

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Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation

Volunteer in ZIMBABWE – LION REHABILITATION AND CONSERVATION

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

As the plane touched down in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, I could not have been more excited to start my time volunteering in zimbabwe with the Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation project. I was welcomed with open arms (and paws) and quickly settled into life at the project. Continue reading

Volunteering in Kenya at the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve

Volunteer in KENYA – MASAI MARA LION AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Masai Mara, Kenya

Last October 2011, I spent two weeks volunteering in Kenya in the Masai Mara Big Cat, Wildlife Research & Conservation Project. What can I say about the project? … It was amazing!! Continue reading Marion’s post…

Volunteering in South Africa for Great White Shark Conservation

Volunteer in South Africa: Great White Shark Conservation

Gansbaai, South Africa

GoEco Volunteering in South Africa with Great White SharksMy adventure volunteering in South Africa at the Great White Shark Conservation project was a fantastic experience.  Being able to see these beautiful creatures “up close” was very exciting!

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Volunteering in Africa for Big Cat, Elephant, and Rhino Conservation

Volunteering in Africa for Big Cat, Elephant and Rhino Conservation

Zululand, South Africa

Volunteering in Africa at the Big Cat, Elephant, and Rhino Conservation project was a thrilling opportunity. In March 2012, I spent two weeks working on the project. Each volunteer is able to select which project they want to be involved with. Continue reading Jeff’s post…