Western Africa Ghana Sierra Leone Togo
Middle Africa Cameroon
Northern Africa Egypt Morocco
Southern Africa Botswana Namibia Cape Town / South Africa
Eastern Africa Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Seychelles South Sudan Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Middle East Israel Lebanon
Southern Asia India Maldives Nepal Sri Lanka
Eastern Asia China Mongolia
North America United States of America
Caribbean Bahamas Cuba Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Saint Lucia Trinidad and Tobago
Central America Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama
South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela
Europe Finland Greece Italy Portugal Spain Germany Hungary Romania
Made for Meaningful Travel
Your Extra Layer of Security
Medical Elucidation in a Secluded Community GoEco

GoEco

Ubud, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$298/week
2 - 12 weeks
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most picturesque islands, and make a difference by educating communities about health and hygene.
Nusa Penida, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$408/week
2 - 12 weeks
Work with rescued sea turtles to rehabilitate them in Bali, a region surrounded by beautiful scenery. Educate others on the importance of ensuring this species' survival.
Tel Aviv, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$345/week
4 - 10 weeks
Become a mentor, companion and friend to people of all ages with special needs!
Jerusalem, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$323/week
4 - 6 weeks
As a volunteer, you will work at a nursery for rehabilitation of at-risk youth, learn about horticulture, and make a real impact on local youth in Jerusalem!
Christchurch, New Zealand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$437/week
2 - 8 weeks
Participate in important conservation work in beautiful New Zealand! Learn about an amazing country and help out practically with environmental conservation.
Ubud, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$270/week
4 - 12 weeks
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most picturesque islands, and make a difference by teaching in underdeveloped villages.
Tel Aviv, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$484/week
1 - 10 weeks
Give vulnerable cats and dogs a second chance and lend a helping hand at this shelter in Tel Aviv.
Dawasamu, Fiji GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$548/week
4 - 12 weeks
Teach the local youth valuable skills and knowledge; helping them to create sustainable opportunities for their futures.
Nimrod, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$243/week
2 - 4 weeks
Help construct and maintain sustainable buildings, explore experimental bio-farming, take in the awe-inspiring scenery and visit the ancient ruins of Nimrod Fortress.
Tel Aviv, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$527/week
1 - 3 weeks
Join a team of wonderful people who purchase food from several sources in Israel, then package it and distribute it to the underprivileged in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Tzukim, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$161/week
2 - 8 weeks
Help build an eco village in the stunning Arava Desert and learn to work with environmentally friendly building materials such as earth, mud, and straw.
Cairns, Australia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$1371/week
2 - 2 weeks
Make a difference in marine conservation at the Great Barrier Reef! Visit a turtle rehabilitation center and collect data for important research.
Kimberely, South Africa GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$454/week
2 - 12 weeks
Volunteer at a sanctuary that helps rehabilitate and release into the wild a variety of wild cats and other wildlife species.
Eilat, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$308/week
2 - 4 weeks
Volunteer for a unique coral reef conservation project in the Red Sea and help preserve one of the richest marine environments on Earth.
Alajuela, Costa Rica GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$344/week
3 - 12 weeks
Volunteer in Costa Rica to conserve the country's incredible biodiversity and help promote the success of its rescue wildlife centers.
Eilat, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$175/week
2 - 8 weeks
Join this unique wildlife conservation program in the desert landscape of the Arava, and help to re-populate the nature reserve with the region's native species!
San José, Costa Rica GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$344/week
3 - 12 weeks
Help sea turtles in their fight against human poachers and erosion of their nesting sites through research and conservation work on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica
Sydney, Australia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$437/week
2 - 8 weeks
Help restore the region's ecology back to its natural, native state, maintain walking paths, or participate in flora and fauna surveys.
Bi Feng Cun, China GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$638/week
1 - 4 weeks
Volunteer to assist in a rewarding program caring for giant pandas in China. Help make a real impact in saving this endangered species by working under top trainers.
Calga, Australia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$697/week
2 - 8 weeks
Volunteer at a sanctuary that focuses on the care and rehabilitation of some of Australia's indigenous wildlife - including koalas, dingoes and kangaroos.
Negev, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$255/week
2 - 10 weeks
Volunteer at this unique "B & B" in the peaceful Negev Desert which is sustaining itself through the use and production of alpaca wool.
Java, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$584/week
2 - 8 weeks
Many of Indonesia's injured and illegally traded wildlife find a safe haven at this rescue center. Help aid heir rehabilitation and spend time teaching basic English
Dehli, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$229/week
4 - 8 weeks
Spend time volunteering with street children of New Delhi. Make an impact in the lives of these underprivileged children through teaching & fun recreational activities.
Koh Samui, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$596/week
1 - 12 weeks
Assist by building the infrastructure of a small fishing village that is needed or by renovating existing structures so that it is more appealing.
Ubud, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$363/week
2 - 12 weeks
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most picturesque islands, and make a difference by helping with construction work in a rural village.
Phang Nga, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$714/week
2 - 12 weeks
Come to Phang Nga, Thailand and discover the stunning but delicate marine and coastal ecosystems that need protection from human encroachment.
Jaipur, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$431/week
2 - 12 weeks
Join us to assist with rehabilitating injured and abandoned animals. Work alongside a team of vets and release animals back to their natural habitat or a loving home.
Caqalai Island, Fiji GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$817/week
4 - 12 weeks
Discover Fiji's underwater wonderland and become a seasoned diver, all while completing invaluable research toward local conservation initiatives.
Chiang Rai, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$433/week
2 - 6 weeks
Assist the Akha hill tribes with the education and developments. Experience a unique new culture and fascinating traditions while providing aid to the local communities.
Chiang Mai, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$714/week
2 - 12 weeks
Volunteers will work closely with local communities, providing a hands-on contribution to the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants.
Baan Tha-Thit , Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$486/week
2 - 4 weeks
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an authentic elephant village in Thailand. Help us take care of their elephants with feeding, washing and exercise!
Mae Sot, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$569/week
1 - 8 weeks
Live inside the sanctuary, disconnect from city life, and provide these rescued gibbons with the love and affection they deserve and need.
Ubud, Indonesia GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$270/week
4 - 12 weeks
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most picturesque islands, and make a difference by teaching in underdeveloped villages.
Sing Buri, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$270/week
4 - 12 weeks
This is a great opportunity to experience Thai culture and volunteer in a meaningful teaching or orphanage placement.
Palampur, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$355/week
2 - 12 weeks
Intern at medical facilities around Palampur! This internship is designed for pre-medical, medical, and nursing students looking to shadow experienced professionals.
Dehli, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$349/week
2 - 8 weeks
You'll have the chance to shadow medical professionals, experience the medical practices of another culture and build your international professional network.
Udaipur, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$276/week
4 - 8 weeks
This project is one of the best ways to see and experience the real India. Join us and make an impact in this magnificent region in India.
Goa, India GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$276/week
4 - 8 weeks
Volunteer in Goa, one of India's most treasured and beautiful regions. Work with impoverished communities by teaching and inspiring its members towards a better future.
Koh Samui, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$350/week
4 - 12 weeks
Experience the peace and tranquility of Koh Samui as you live on a spectacular, secluded beach and teach children basic English so they can have a more prosperous future.
Suva, Fiji GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$306/week
4 - 8 weeks
Come to the island of Viti Levu to inspire and motivate local children who are at the start of their school careers.
Koh Samui, Thailand GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$333/week
6 - 6 weeks
Work in Thailand with us and get a TEFL certification course and the chance to practice your English teaching skills at one of Thailand's government schools.
Suva, Fiji GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$414/week
2 - 8 weeks
On Feb 21st 2016 Cyclone Winston left a path of devastation on the Fiji Islands. Join us to support the local community by providing aid in rebuilding what was destroyed.
Har Etan, Israel GoEco-Logo by GoEco
$447/week
1 - 8 weeks
Volunteer in the beautiful Sataf region and be a part of the team that cares for this agriculturally unique and historically fascinating corner of Israel.

79 Project reviews of GoEco

Project Details

GoEco is a leading ecotourism company with more than 150 wildlife, humanitarian and environmental projects worldwide.

How it all began

The GoEco volunteer organization was established in 2005 by Jonathan Gilben and Jonathan Tal. They both hold University degrees in Environmental/Geography studies. Both have traveled extensively, participated in and created international ecological projects. 

Based on their extensive experience, Gilben and Tal introduced the concept of volunteer tourism in Israel and created volunteer projects locally for participating international volunteers. They successfully ran their first volunteer project at the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Michmoret, on the Mediterranean Sea, during the summer of 2006. 

Israel Program

GoEco has established dozens of ecological and humanitarian programs in cooperation with organizations both in the Arab and Jewish sectors of Israel. The organization offers an informed and vetted selection of projects to GoEco participants. Their target audience is the ecologically concerned and adventurous traveler who wants to explore a region first-hand and to get to know the local people, customs and eco-system through a vetted and organized volunteer program. GoEco organizes the logistical aspects of each program in Israel, including accommodations, subsistence, security, volunteer working structure and leisure activities. GoEco ensures that each volunteer arrives prepared and ready to participate in a program that welcomes the volunteers' help and assistance.

International Program

GoEco arranges for hundreds of Israeli and international volunteers each year to participate in ecological and humanitarian programs initiated by its partner organizations around the world. Through careful preliminary on-line interviewing, GoEco connects each volunteer with the most suitable program. GoEco selects the best available programs around the world, updates the availability and timing of projects, validates the quality and reputation of the projects and assists the volunteer in preparing for the trip.

GoEco's Mission

  • Encourage ecological and volunteer tourism that promotes sustainable development. 
  • Enable travelers to experience different and more rewarding kinds of tourism.
  • Encourage travelers to volunteer for the benefit of others and thus to serve as a good-will ambassadors to other countries in the world.
  • Encourage travelers from all over the world to come to Israel for ecological and community-based programs, in both the Arab and Jewish sectors, and experience first-hand the unique cultural and natural diversity of this region.
  • Support environmental and humanitarian programs that promote understanding and good will between ethnic societies in Israel.
  • Conduct further research in the field of ecological tourism, such as the 'Ecological Footprint' as a tool for sustainable tourism development.
  • Establish an in-depth and up-to-date database of relevant projects worldwide.
  • Create a platform from which to explore the various organizations that support the environment and actively encourage volunteering.
Why should I choose to volunteer through GoEco?
  • GoEco prices are highly competitive and, are usually cheaper than trying to do it yourself.  In most cases, our prices include travel health insurance.  
  • We offer excellent customer service from start to finish.  We answer our phone calls and always return emails within 1 – 2 days or sooner.  GoEco also has a 24 hour emergency phone number for volunteers to use if they need support while traveling.  
  • GoEco has nine years of experience and has placed more than 5000 volunteers at projects.
  • The GoEco Placement Coordinators are knowledgeable about all of our projects and will of course help you choose the best project(s) if you are undecided.  
  • GoEco continually updates the website in an effort to ensure that all information is easily accessible and accurate.  We regularly add new projects that our volunteers will find interesting.  
  • Once you register, GoEco will make sure you have all the information you need before your trip and will check in with you during your trip. That means should a problem arise, GoEco is there for you and will help find a resolution.
  • GoEco representatives have been to each of the projects we represent in order to vet the projects.  We only work with projects that value our volunteers and offer an excellent volunteering experience.  

The main focus of the project is on
Foundation Year
2006
Contact Person
Saul Moray
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

GoEco has been encouraging ecological and volunteer tourism that promotes sustainable development since its inception in 2005. We offer ecological and humanitarian programs initiated by our partner organizations around the world. We connect volunteers who are passionate about wildlife, conservation, and global communities with the most suitable programs through careful screening. We select the best programs around the world, update the availability and timing of projects, validate the quality and reputation of projects, and help volunteers prepare for the trip. 

Years of experience, research, and practice are behind the development of our programs. GoEco aims to offer you the best combination of affordable volunteer experiences with ecological vacation opportunities. 

Responsible Tourism Policy

GoEco exists to promote ecological and humanitarian programs to as wide an audience as possible. Responsible tourism is one of the key goals of the company and is achieved in the following manner:

  • GoEco works with and promotes local programs to a wide audience.
  • The number of volunteers is strictly controlled with the programs to minimize any environmental impact.
  • GoEco prepares and manages the expectations of volunteers before they depart.  
  • GoEco makes regular visits to the programs and volunteers to make sure both aspects run smoothly. 
  • GoEco constantly evaluates volunteer programs based on in-depth volunteer and organizational feedback. 
  • We are members of and work with local environmental and humanitarian bodies to help develop and promote important issues.
  • GoEco promotes environmental and responsible tourism in Israel, a country only starting to become aware of such important issues.
  • All volunteers are asked to take public transport to minimize pollution.
  • GoEco continuously develops and promotes responsible tourism locally and internationally.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals