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Justin’s Animal Rescue Volunteering in Costa Rica Recap

Young buck deer licking Justin's hand

Justin’s Animal Rescue Volunteering in Costa Rica Recap Animal Rescue Volunteering in Costa Rica was my first experience traveling solo and volunteering abroad.  I was placed with the NGO we’re now currently working with through another placement agency for eleven weeks in Costa Rica.  My initial placement was at a […]

8 Simple Changes to Your Daily Life to Be More Environmentally Friendly

8 Simple Changes to Make Your Daily Life More Environmentally Friendly   I think it’s fair to say that people would like to be more environmentally friendly.  Unfortunately, that concept is often seen as something that is out of reach financially or culturally.  Installing a solar roof, buying an electric […]

Study Abroad Volunteering with GOAT Volunteers

Study Abroad Volunteering with GOAT Volunteers In March 2019, I received a volunteer inquiry from Dr. Selena Judon-Monk, Assistant Professor at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Selena wanted to incorporate a study abroad volunteering component to her Summer Global Health course and came across GOAT Volunteers during a […]

Medical Internship in Ghana: My Experience as a German Nursing Student Abroad

Medical intern with hospital staff

Medical Internship in Ghana: My Experience as a German Nursing Student Abroad This blog post is courtesy of Anja from Germany who spent 5 weeks on the Medical Internship project in Ghana as part of her studies as a nursing student.  It is unedited (except a few spelling/formatting changes) and […]

7 Steps to Choosing the Best Volunteer Organization

Choosing the Best Volunteer Organization

7 Steps to Choosing the Best Volunteer Organization Deciding to take time out of your life to volunteer is an admirable undertaking.  Whether you’re doing so full-time with an organization like the Peace Corps, taking a gap year before university, or using your hard-earned vacation time to make a difference, […]