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Israel

Israel - Vegan Bakery Internship

Be part of an up and coming vegan bakery. The owner is a passionate chef with a great deal of knowledge in cooking and baking. He is a wonderful mentor who knows a lot about...

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China

China - Giant Panda Center

Volunteer in China at the Giant Panda Center. Do you want to volunteer in China? Volunteers are invited to assist in an exciting and meaningful program with giant pandas...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteers are needed to help protect the magnificent leatherback, hawksbill and green sea turtles on the beaches of Southeast Caribbean of Costa Rica. Currently, all eight...

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South Africa

South Africa - The Big 5 Wildlife Reserve

-Location The Thanda Game Reserve in northern Zululand, South Africa, is 14,000 hectares of pristine bush and is home to Africa's infamous Big 5 including Lion, Leopard,...

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South Africa

South Africa - Teach Children and Surf in Cape Town

This project takes place in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, the oldest city in the country. From the iconic Table Mountain to the magnificent Cape beaches, this city

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Teaching and Social Work in San Jose

This program consists of many social work related projects around San Jose. Participants are free to choose from teaching at elementary schools, working with handicapped

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Thailand

Thailand - Learn, Volunteer and Travel

Location- Singburi is an interesting and beautiful town located 142 km north of Bangkok. Singburi was founded in prehistoric period during the reign of King Rama V through...

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Seychelles

Seychelles - Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Volunteer in Seychelles for the chance to discover paradise. Have hands-on field experience while contributing to local and government initiatives; aimed at the conservation...

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South Africa

South Africa - Wildlife Sanctuary

The animals at this wildlife sanctuary have been injured or orphaned leaving them in need of some assistance if they have any hope for survival. The animals become tame during...

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Maldives

Maldives - Sea Turtle Conservation

Come and discover the magnificent Maldives and play your role in sea turtle conservation initiatives! The project is located in the northern Maldives on the spectacular island...

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Thailand

Thailand - Gibbon Primate Sanctuary

Visit the Sing Buri Province in Thailand and assist in conservation efforts with local wildlife, specifically the gibbon population. Volunteers will give aid to gibbons who...

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Italy

Italy - Dolphin and Marine Research

Get a real taste of marine conservation while living on board a research boat from the 1930's. Join this amazing project and work alongside top researchers and an experienced...

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South Africa

South Africa - Wild Cat Sanctuary

Volunteer in a wildlife sanctuary that houses a variety of wild cats such as cheetahs, lions, and leopards and works to rehabilitate as many of them to be released into the...

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Croatia

Croatia - Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation

In this program, you will get to live in Funtana, Croatia. Located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Funtana has several water activities to offer, such as swimming, sailing,...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Wonderful experience for young and not so young adults

My experience at Glen Afric cannot be summed up in one word. There is so much that this experience provided for me. As a first-time volunteer who was a bit older than the others, I was never made to feel like an outsider. The balance between work to make the sanctuary a better place and the contact allowed with some of the animals (which most volunteers came for) in their care was more than appropriate. I made many friendships with the volunteers, the group leaders, the owners and the staff. There were plenty of opportunities to learn about the animals and animal conservation. The accommodations and food were good, as well. Outside excursions were offered to learn more about the people and culture of South Africa or just to have plain fun. It would be hard to pick a favorite activity of my 3-week stay. I enjoyed walking with the elephants, working with the lions and tigers, and getting to know briefly some of the great people associated with Glen Afric. I would highly recommend this program.

Program: South Africa - Wildlife Sanctuary

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Thailand volunteering

Stepping out of my comfort zone and volunteering in Thailand with this amazing organization is something I will remember forever. I was fortunate to meet such kind-hearted children and make such wonderful friends, while volunteering. For the first week I was able to volunteer at an orphanage in a small village. This was wonderful because we were able to build a safe and friendly environment for the children as well as interact with them. I was also happy to discover that GoEco offered volunteers to switch programs and try new things. For my second week I volunteered at a school also in a small village and was greeted by wonderful Thai children. Overall, this experience has been unforgettable and I am very grateful.

Program: Thailand - Learn, Volunteer and Travel

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing experience in Czech Republic

It was my first time volunteering abroad and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I haven't heard about GoEco before but after my stay in Prague I can highly recommend this organization. I had a blast during my internship and I enjoyed every minute of it. I met so many wonderful people from all over the world, I learned about hospitality industry and I had a chance to discover Prague which is a beautiful city. I'm already planning to volunteer with GoEco again next summer and I can't wait for it!

Program: Czech Republic - Prague Hostel Internship

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Community teaching and weekend lion conservation - AMAZING!

The staff, volunteers and accommodations at Antelope Park were wonderful. I have a heart and a passion for serving communities as well as a huge love for wildlife, with this program I got the best of both! Being able to go out into the local community to teach children and lend support to the drop inn center and orphanage was incredibly rewarding. The community program coordinators at African Impact (this program is through African Impact, GoEco did the booking) encouraged us to jump right in and provided the necessary materials to succeed, I was able to teach a classroom on conservation efforts right away. The lion and elephant encounters on the weekend were an experience I will never forget, especially the night encounter! I walked away with a high level of compassion and knowledge for Zimbabwe, I can honestly say, 2 weeks was not enough!

Program: Zimbabwe - Teaching and Lion Rehabilitation in Antelope Park

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    7

Make an impact while learning

While the trip had a few minor setbacks, I thought the trip overall was a great success! Many parts of this trip I will remember for the rest of my life. The best part of this trip is the time spent at the Casa de las Idiomas with the kids. Not only is it fun, it is also extremely rewarding to see these kids have even more fun while learning. Is it a great way to see how most of the families in these communities actually live compared to what tourists usually see by only going to Lima and Cusco. Another great part of this trip is the freedom to roam around Pimentel and the liberty the organizational staff gives you, which lets you truly interact with the local people and learn even more than just by doing touristic visits. Overall, I strongly recommend this trip as it is a great way to give back while learning first-hand a new and fascinating culture!

Program: Peru - English Teaching Experience

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