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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 ... Read More »

Volunteering in South Africa with our Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid project!

On Table Mountain

Volunteer in South Africa – Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid Cape Town, South Africa I was between jobs when I wanted to do something useful and exciting than just hanging around.  After talking with friends and hours of Internet research I came across GoEco and their variety of volunteer projects.  It took time to figure out which one would suit me, ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Turtles Everywhere! Volunteering in the Seychelles

Michelle

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 ... Read More »

Volunteering in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Teaching and Community Involvement Project

My nursery class

Volunteer in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro Teaching and Community Involvement Moshi, Tanzania I first found out about GoEco when one of my university lecturers forwarded an email about the kinds of volunteering they organise and a teaching programme in Moshi, a town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. I signed up for 2 weeks of volunteering at the Kilimanjaro ... Read More »

Volunteering in Costa Rica at the Animal Rescue and Conservation Project

Me and Feluco, the baby Howler monkey

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation Moin, Costa Rica It has always been a dream of mine to travel to Costa Rica and experience the amazing array of wildlife and natural wonders that the country has to offer.  So, when I heard about the volunteer programmes that GoEco offered doing just that, I grabbed the opportunity. Read More »

Social Work & Sea Turtles Volunteering in Costa Rica

Finished our work for the afternoon!

Volunteer in Costa Rica Costa Rica I used to work for GoEco as the operations manager, maybe we have even talked in the past.  Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Costa Rica to visit some of the GoEco projects.  Volunteering in Costa Rica has always been something I was interested in so I couldn’t pass up ... Read More »

Walking with Lions – Volunteering in Zimbabwe was the Experience of My Life

A GoEco volunteer visits Victoria Falls

Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation & Conservation Project Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe I wanted to volunteer for a long time now, but I didn’t know what options were out there. When I started researching and found GoEco, I couldn’t have been happier. I was so inspired and excited to start my journey to make this happen. I originally wanted to ... Read More »

Wonderful! Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Lisa

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center Ya’an City, China Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center for a week was a wonderful experience on many levels. First and foremost, to have the opportunity to get close to these wonderful animals in a nurturing environment was a rare and wonderful life experience. Secondly, the people that I met during ... Read More »

A Journey of Self-Growth – Volunteering in Australia

Dominique

Volunteer in Australia – Australian Conservation Experience Throughout Australia I arrived in Melbourne on Thursday night, ready to start my Australian Conservation volunteering project with the GoEco on Friday morning. When I arrived at the office, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the project did not start until Monday and that I was free to explore Melbourne during the ... Read More »