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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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Belize

Belize - Private Island Marine Experience

As a volunteer on this diverse project, you will be living on a private island in Belize while working for marine conservation! Volunteers can learn to dive or enhance their...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Best decision ever!

Before arriving in India I was super nervous about the trip, having heard a lot of stories about how dangerous it is etc. I arrived in India a day earlier than the road trip began, so I booked my own accomodation for the night, and even that day I was feeling quite scared. However, when I met my coordinator the next day I immediately felt reassured, and ended up having the most amazing 4 weeks! The road trip was very well planned, and all the coordinators were fantastic. While some of the accomodation was not the best (e.g. lots of ants, dirty/stained sheets), the experience was so great overall that it didn't even impact the experience. We were looked after so well throughout the trip, and never once felt unsafe, despite all the stories. The coordinators were also very knowledgeable about all the places we visited, and gave us a lot of history/background information which was nice. Overall the journey was fantastic, and I would 100% recommend everyone to do it if they get the chance!

Program: India - Road Trip India

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

A newfound perspective on life

I am not your traditional 'student' on school leave, or a recent high school graduate taking time off to explore. I am a 32 year old working professional who took vacation and personal time away from "office life" in search for a new perspective... and did I ever find it!

Serving the sea turtle wildlife refuge in Camaronal afforded me the opportunity to not only assist with monitoring the turtle hatchery and liberation of baby turtles to the sea, but to also meet volunteers from all over the world, continue to use/improve my knowledge and speaking of the Spanish language, and, most importantly, taking time to reflect on just how big this world is and what more I can do to serve. Each day I treated as a new "stop on my journey" to perspective. What I mean by 'perspective' is that I have focused the last 10 years of my life on work, work, work... to the point where I rarely took advantage of time off to travel or embark on outside hobbies and interests. I lived and breathed a work-work balance as opposed to a work-life balance. I finally recognized this was not healthy and that a change was desperately needed to regain control of my life. Giving of myself, both physically and mentally, as well as my time to serve a greater cause opened up my eyes and heart to a whole world that needs my kind of service. From the first day to the last day at the Camaronal project, the smile on my face you see in the pictures never faded! I came back to the States feeling much more relaxed and calm, and have found myself reflecting and giving thanks each day before I ever get to the office.

For those mid-year career professionals who find themselves in a similar 'funk' that I found myself in, remember it is NEVER EVER too late to seek out a whole new perspective on life, however that may be. In my case, it was removing myself from my natural, comfortable element and giving myself to serve a greater cause. I am so excited I took this opportunity and plan to see out additional service projects annually!

Program: Costa Rica - Sea Turtle Conservation

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Fantastic

Overall the road trip was fantastic. We covered so much and got to see such a diverse range of places in India. The local support team were incredible and we were very well looked after the entire trip. I am so grateful to everyone that helped make it such a memorable trip. I would definitely love to do something similar in the future.

Program: India - Road Trip India

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Lovely program

Road Trip India is a lovely, very well organized program. It enables us (the participants) to get a glimpse of India’s diversity and rich culture and tradition As well as exposed us to Indian life. Program was executed with full professionalism by the coordinators.

Program: India - Road Trip India

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Amazing

This project was so amazing, I still can't believe it all went by so fast! Everybody there cared so much about their volunteers and made sure we were safe and comfortable. I had some of the most amazing experiences of my life there.

Program: South Africa - African Wildlife Ranch

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