GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization of 2015
GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization of 2015 Programs
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
GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization of 2015 Reviews
Helped with lions in the safest, family like setting
Submitted by Deb - Philadelphia | March 23, 2017
Kevin's priority is the quality of life for all the animals in the sanctuary. Everyone involved at the sanctuary puts their heart and soul into the daily care of these animals. Besides lions, there are also black, spotted leopards and hyenas. The staff treated us, the volunteers, with such patience teaching what needs to be done daily as well as sharing their knowledge of the country's culture and importance of the wildlife. Never have I felt so safe. Rooms with bath are very comfy. TV we watched in the common area where we also shared meals, always yummy!, and met in the morning to get a run down of the day. My only worry was my fear of spiders and only saw a couple who weren't the least bit interested in me! On the Sunday we were treated to lunch and a safari at a nearby game lodge. This is an experience of a lifetime!
Elephant village in Thailand
Submitted by Katie - University of the Cumberlands | March 01, 2017
This trip was the best thing I have ever done! I flew into Bangkok where we stayed the first couple of nights. We got to explore the city and tour temples. We were immersed into the culture. Then we went to the elephant village. We stayed in the village and were instantly welcomed into the community. We got the opportunity to connect with the kids and the village people. We would do work in the morning and afternoon. We made elephant poo paper, cut bamboo, plant banana trees, mix cement, clean elephant areas, feed elephants and walk elephants. It was hard work but it was so much fun! The staff were great! I always felt welcome and they were there to answer any questions. The other volunteers are now people I call friends! It was a great experience and I will cherish it forever. I am already planning my next trip to Thailand.
Thai impact, more than a volunteer
Submitted by Jose Perez-Barboni - Instituto Atenea Panama | March 01, 2017
Since day 1 at Singburi guesthouse was awesome and so different for me, a western guy, visiting for first time a new continent, the people was nice, the coordinator, also the other volunteers and specially my roommates, then, the introduction week was such a life changer for you, knew that people from Thailand, their cultures, their way to live, they were also so nice and polite at you, the Watcharoo school, my volunteering place, teaching english, was great, the kids, the teachers, the food, a big ten for them! Hopefully I will go back to Thai and repeat that experience.
Submitted by Bonnelyn T | February 27, 2017
Lots of interaction with local people, great living quarters and well situated for a weekend getaway to the beach.
The work was interesting and educational. I found the trip very fulfilling and learned a great deal about myself.
Program: Australia - Conservation Experience
Interning in India
Submitted by Victoria - Salem College | February 27, 2017
This was such a wonderful immersion process that gave me such wonderful insight to the culture and medical practices abroad. It gave me a chance to have hands on experience that I'd never get in the U.S. and helped me to become a better global citizen!