Africa

Africa: The Final Volunteer FrontierThis vast continent is home to a huge variety of environments, wildlife, and cultures. From the incredible coastlines to the heart of the Congo jungle to the majestic Serengeti this place is really wild.  And always in need of volunteer work.  We organize a ton of different programs in Africa; you can help out  in a number of different wildlife reserves like a wildlife orphanage in Zimbabwe. In Kenya or Zambia you can aid in community development or medical outreach.  Or help fight the war against HIV/AIDS by assisting with awareness programs in South Africa.  Guaranteed life-changing adventures.  Read on to step into the shoes of people who have been to the experience this world for themselves.

Volunteer in Africa

Up close and personal with a big kitty…

  • Full On! Volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage (3/27/2014) - Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe As part of a six month travelling adventure with my partner Josh, we spent two weeks volunteering in Zimbabwe at the African Wildlife Orphanage which is located just outside Bulawayo. This orphanage has been owned and run by the very dedicated Wilson family for more than ...
  • Journey into the African Wilderness (8/3/2011) - Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer project Namibia, Africa Today it begins… The journey to the experience I’ve been waiting for months. The black asphalt divided into two by white stripes leads the way for us.  The flat road cuts like a black scar through the vast yellow surroundings. Inside the van ten people sit from all over ...
  • My Experience Volunteering in Zimbabwe at the Wildlife Orphanage (4/4/2012) - Volunteer in Zimbabwe – African Wildlife OrphanagE Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Going to africa was a lifelong dream of mine.  The experience was worth all the long flights and excruciatingly painful layovers in the world.  Upon arrival at my destination, I was greeted by 2 lion cubs at the orphanage.  There was a 5 month old male ...
  • Receive up to $300 off our new Teach and Surf Volunteer Project! (10/18/2011) - Register now to our new volunteer project, Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town, for your chance to receive up to $300 in grants! Be one of the first GoEco participants for your chance to win up to $300! We here at GoEco are so excited about our new Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town volunteer ...
  • Simply Stunning – Volunteering in Seychelles at the Wildlife Conservation Expedition (4/9/2014) - Volunteer in Seychelles – Wildlife Conservation Expedition Curieuse Island, Seychelles Flying over the islands as I reached the Seychelles I couldn’t help but smile, I was about to spend the next month living in paradise. The Seychelles are known for their stunning beaches, and beautiful tropical climate (in other words, my perfect place), and I ...
  • Turtles Everywhere! Volunteering in the Seychelles (9/16/2014) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering in Africa for Big Cat, Elephant, and Rhino Conservation (5/13/2012) - 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. The ...
  • Volunteering in Kenya – Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve (10/17/2011) - Lion and Wildlife ConservatioN Volunteer Project Masai Mara, Kenya As I got off the plane, I knew I wasn’t in “Kansas” anymore…My weary eyes focused on the hoards of people clamoring to get to the front of the group. Each was holding a sign indicating a passenger’s name.  I didn’t see my name. Panic began ...
  • Volunteering in Kenya at the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve (6/10/2012) - 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!! The program allowed me to immerse myself in both environmental and cultural aspects of ...
  • Volunteering in Kenya | Discovering the Slums of Kibera (11/12/2013) - Volunteer in Kenya – Orphanage and Teaching Limuru, Kenya My Orphanage and Teaching Project was located in Limuru, Kenya. I stayed at the Brackenhurst establishment and worked at a private primary school. The day at the school started at 9:00 and ended at 15:00. The day was split into three sessions, and three subjects predominated: maths, English, ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Safari Adventure! (9/11/2013) - Volunteer in South Africa – Big 5 Wildlife Reserve Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa For my GoEco experience, I volunteered on the Big 5 Wildlife Research and Conservation project in South Africa. For three weeks, I stayed on a private game reserve. I have never grown so much or learned as much as I did during such ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa – Caring for Orphans in St. Lucia (10/23/2013) - Volunteer in South Africa – Orphan day care St. Lucia, South Africa I always wanted to help people and children around the world, to contribute in their lives, and make a difference. Volunteering in South Africa was my perfect opportunity. I entered into the world of the Zulu Tribe. I learned their language so I ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa – Incredible (10/2/2014) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa – More than I Ever Expected . . . (5/31/2013) - 

Volunteer in SOUTH AFRICA – WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER 

Limpopo Province, South Africa
 Volunteering in South Africa was the single most incredible experience of my life. I got to live in the bush, surrounded by incredible, exotic animals that I had only ever seen in movies, while having the adventure of a lifetime. I am a ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa – My Unforgettable Experience (11/12/2014) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino (2/18/2014) - Volunteer in South Africa – Elephant and Rhino Conservation Durban, South Africa My adventure began in the middle of May; I was traveling by myself at 22 years old from the United States to volunteer in South Africa at the Elephant and Rhino Conservation project. After over thirty hours of flying I arrived in Durban, ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa at the Monkey & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (11/10/2011) - Monkey & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo, South Africa “Hugging a Baboon” Don’t be mistaken, he is hugging you, not “you are hugging him.” And indeed it’s a HE or a SHE, who hugs you… Well, the truth is, that it is mutual. When one of them hugs you, you know and you feel that it’s ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa at the Teach and Surf Program in Cape Town (3/15/2012) - Volunteer in South Africa – Teach AND SURF in Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa During my life I have visited some wonderful places where I have met a lot of amazing people. Each time I left I felt sad. But I have never felt as upset as I felt leaving Cape Town, the city ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa for Great White Shark Conservation (5/31/2012) - Volunteer in South Africa: Great White Shark Conservation Gansbaai, South Africa My 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! My first day on the project began at 6am on a Monday when the driver picked ...
  • Volunteering in South Africa with our Over 30’s Cape Town Community Aid project! (10/14/2014) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Teaching and Community Involvement Project (8/27/2014) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering in Zimbabwe – A Trip of a Lifetime! (10/29/2014) - 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, ...
  • Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Unforgettable Memories from the Wildlife Orphanage (10/9/2013) - Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Wildlife Orphanage Bulawayo, Zimbabwe My volunteer work at the Zimbabwe Wildlife Orphanage was phenomenal, one of those life-altering experiences that you don’t know how to begin explaining to others. But here’s my attempt: I was picked up from the airport by the owners. Coming from Finland, you can imagine the journey ...
  • Volunteering in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation (8/30/2012) - 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 ...
  • Volunteering with Lions in Zimbabwe (9/26/2011) - Volunteer in Zimbabwe – Lion Rehabilitation and Conservation Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Victoria Falls is an amazing town! People are smiling and friendly, wild animals wander freely in, the residence was beautiful, and the volunteers were awesome! Work with the lions is enjoyable, rewarding, and not too difficult.  In addition to volunteering with lions the volunteers ...
  • Volunteering with Monkeys in Kenya (8/15/2011) - Kenya Wildlife Conservation Project Kwale, Kenya Just a bit from what we are doing here… We’re taking care of two monkey babies that were found next to their mothers that were killed by electric lines going through the jungle. The babies are three weeks old and really cute. We also take care of the grown ...
  • Walking with Lions – Volunteering in Zimbabwe was the Experience of My Life (7/29/2014) - 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 ...
  • Weekly Update – 02.22.12: Volunteer in Cape Town at the Surf and Teach Program (2/23/2012) - VOLUNTEER IN South Africa – Surf and Teach Children in Cape TOWN Upper Galilee, Israel Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, from the hippos in Limpopo to the penguins on the Cape, is a world in and of itself. It befits its position at the southern tip of the planet’s ...
  • Working at a Wildlife Rehab Center in South Africa (8/22/2011) - South African Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Limpopo Province, South Africa In the wildlife rehabilitation center there are a ton of different animals.  Most were injured in the wild as a result of human activity so we bring them back here to have a safe home for rehabilitation. Most of them are destined to be re-released into their natural habitats. ...