Wonderful! Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center


Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center

Ya’an City, China

DSC_1141Volunteering 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 this trip included many like-minded people who are interested in caring for endangered animals and experiencing life to the fullest. The trip was very well organised and the coordinators were friendly and went out of their way to see that we all had a positive experience. Continue reading Lisa’s blog post

A Journey of Self-Growth – Volunteering in Australia

Volunteer in Australia – Australian Conservation Experience

Throughout Australia

DominiqueI 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 day. Continue reading Dominique’s blog post

Getting Dirty at the Desert Eco Building Project – Volunteering in Israel

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Eco Building


Arava Desert, Israel

BettinaAfter a short journey from a friend’s house in the Galilee, I reached a hostel in Jerusalem the day before the official orientation day of my GoEco experience. I had a nice start at the hostel thanks to the great staff and a night out with my hostel roommates. Everything was absolutely “sababa.” Continue reading Betiina’s blog post

Volunteering in Israel: The Greatest Experience of My Life

Volunteer in Israel – Nazareth Hostel Volunteering

Nazareth, Israel

thumbnailAs I was leaving home, I wasn’t sure what to expect of my time abroad. I had decided to volunteer in Israel at the Nazareth Hostel Volunteering Project.  It was the first time I was travelling by myself for an extended period of time. However, as soon as I arrived at the inn in Nazareth, I realized that everything was going to be great. I was welcomed very warmly by the staff and the other volunteers. Continue reading Jake’s blog post

Isra(h)el(l) – Or What? Volunteering in Israel at the Desert Wildlife Program

Volunteer in Israel – Desert Wildlife Program

Arava Desert, Israel

So, my friend and I decided to go to Israel for a month. Is that a good idea? Let me tell you already: YES. At times it was a bit… problematic (being overwhelmed by flies, ostriches trying to eat our car, not dying of heat..), but we survived, and we loved it! Continue reading Anna’s blog 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

MeVolunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I honestly did not know exactly what to expect, I knew I would be spending lots of time with animals, which was my primary reason for volunteering, but I was nervous about going alone and what would happen once I arrived. But that nervousness quickly subsided the second I was picked up from the airport by two members of the park’s staff. Continue reading Aidan’s blog post

My Amazing Time Volunteering in China at the Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China – Giant Panda Center

Ya’an City, China

Let me just start by saying that I absolutely LOVE giant pandas. This was the main reason that I decided to volunteer at the Giant Panda Center in China. When I was signing up, I thought I was going to spend most of my time cleaning up after the pandas. I’m not going to lie, there was some of that, but I never would have expected that I would get to hand feed these adorable creatures three times a day. Continue reading Katie’s blog

Volunteering in Israel at the At-Risk Youth Project

Volunteer in Israel – At-Risk Youth In Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem Old City Tour 2Two years ago I traveled to Israel on a long-term program, which had a tremendously positive impact on my life. I only returned home to finish school, and when I completed my degree, I knew I would travel right back. I just needed to find a way to get there. I relied on the ever so trusted google.com to take me to a new volunteer experience back to my favorite country. I landed at the GoEco website that participates with many partners around the world to help communities and organizations by bringing international volunteers abroad. I found a project called “At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem,” it sounded perfect. I was interested in pursuing a helping profession and decided that an experience of this nature with youth would be right up my alley. Continue reading Avallon’s post

Fabulous! Volunteering in Indonesia on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition

Volunteer in Indonesia – Orangutan Conservation Expedition

Sumatra, Indonesia

The experience volunteering through GoEco on the Orangutan Conservation Expedition in Sumatra was totally fabulous.The accommodations at base camp were well appointed, the food (which was prepared for us) was delicious and perfect for my vegetarian diet, and they even had a sit on top of toilet! Continue reading Lisa’s blog post

I Loved Every Second – Volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion & Wildlife Park

Volunteer in South Africa – Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

I had the extraordinary experience of volunteering in South Africa at the Tiger, Lion and Wildlife Park through GoEco last. Not only was this experience amazing, but it was eye opening and changed me as a person. Continue reading Jenna’s blog post