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Best Volunteer Programs & Internships from $5 per day

GoEco is one of the world's top volunteer organizations, with award-winning programs that are carefully chosen by the company's founding sustainable travel experts. With...

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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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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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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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Israel

Israel - Desert Wildlife Program

Join this unique wildlife conservation program in the spectacular desert landscape of the Arava, Israel and help to re-populate the nature reserve with the species of animals...

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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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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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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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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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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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Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Animal Rescue and Conservation

This project is in San Carlos, Alajuela province. The La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center is a privately funded organization. Injured and displaced animals are brought to the...

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New Zealand

New Zealand - Conservation Experience

This project is perfect for nature lovers looking to explore New Zealand. The local organization boasts more than 2000 ongoing conservation projects throughout Australia

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India

India - Road Trip India

Explore the diverse culture through traveling through four different states in India! This project allows for eco-friendly tourism as well as a variety of volunteer placement...

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South Africa

South Africa - African Wildlife Ranch

The ranch is home to over 90 species of animals and reptiles and is one of the largest cheetah breeding centers in the world. The ranch is internationally recognized for

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GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

I enjoyed being able to work in conservation

I enjoyed being able to work in conservation and to learn about what is really required, what type of work needs to be done. The host family was amazing, very accommodating and helpful.

I got to the airport and the program leaders were there waiting for me, they were very friendly and warm and asked me a lot of questions as I also asked them some questions. The house we stayed at was very nice and there were quite a few other volunteers, I was one of two new people so after dinner we were given a brief run-down of what to expect and what options we had for some excursions for the weekends.

Throughout the following two weeks I got to learn more of how the project works and what kinds of challenges not only the volunteers faced but the co-ordinators as well. The experience working in close proximity to animals was awesome, just being in that type of environment is pretty cool. We prepared food, fed them, cleaned out the stables (elephants) cut down alien vegetation, fixed a road, gathered bedding grass for cheetahs and materials for nesting for the vultures.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience although I was only there for two weeks.

Program: Best Volunteer Programs & Internships from $5 per day

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

It was so great

Seeing the sharks and whales daily was my highlight of the trip! The process to sign up was really smooth, and I had no issues. Upon arriving and the time during the project was really great. It was so great to see the wildlife and to be a part of a conservation movement (a genuine one too). It's really special to be working alongside the crew and the marine biologists!

Program: Best Volunteer Programs & Internships from $5 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

I had the best summer of my life

I spent 7 weeks in Barcelona working at the hostel. The work consisted of either serving breakfast, serving at the bar, or going with guests to some activity. I had the best summer of my life and really enjoyed the entire experience! The social life and experiencing Barcelona was incredible.

Program: Best Volunteer Programs & Internships from $5 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

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    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

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  • Volunteer Placement

    9

Absolutely amazing

I've worked on the program in Cape Town for 4 weeks in the month of July. It was absolutely amazing, the staff working there were always available to help us and try to make us have the best experience possible and they were really friendly at the same time. The program was complete and above my expectations; we had the chance to play and have classes with the kids as well as build a new playground, help the community moving from a site to another or teach the kids surfing and other sports and we could choose what to do according to our preferences. We could also choose among 3 different sites to work in, including a school for disabled children.

The satisfaction of making a change in someone's lives, the kids' enthusiasm and all the amazing people I had a chance to meet over there,both the other volunteers and the staff who work there which were always available to help us whenever we had a problem or a doubt

Program: Best Volunteer Programs & Internships from $5 per day

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

I had a really great experience with goeco

Overall, I had a really great experience with goeco and the wildlife sanctuary. The project turned out to be everything I wanted and more. People couldn't believe the pictures I have from the trip and all the animal encounters. Many people seriously doubted how close I would be with the animals so I showed the them pictures. It is hard to put in words how life changing this opportunity was. I will be back to South Africa some day all thanks to GoEco.

During this project I enjoyed most spending time with the animals so close. It was such an incredible experience to work with the lions, elephants and cheetahs. Another thing i really enjoyed was the bond I shared with the other volunteers. By the end of my two week, I made some lifelong friends and memories I will never forget!

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