GoEco's 50+ volunteer projects are an exciting way to go abroad! These projects are designed with the mature volunteer in mind and offer comfortable accommodations and stress-free transportation. GoEco welcomes volunteers 50+ to participate in several of our volunteer projects where you can share your skills and life experiences while creating new memories. Participate in humanitarian, wildlife, or conservation projects located in Australia, Africa, Israel, Central and South America. Click on projects below for full project details, dates and more.
Volunteer at a surf and adventure club for children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town. Be part of an opportunity for children to learn life lessons and stay off the streets. Volunteers receive surfing lessons during the school day and help teach the kids after school.
Experience coastal South Africa while giving back to the local community. Volunteers will contribute by playing and interacting with orphaned children. Volunteers will also participate in AIDS/HIV awareness education for adults in the region.
In the setting of the Thanda Wildlife Reserve, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer you the opportunity to photograph the phenomenal wildlife in the area and to help raise awareness in the local community.
Experience the beauty of Cape Town while supporting children in underprivileged communities. This program is tailored to volunteers over 30 to share their expertise and life experience with youth in need of inspiration and positive adult role models.
Travel to the exciting tourist destination of Cape Town, South Africa, and give back to the orphaned children in extremely under-served communities. Teach, mentor, and play with these children who desperately seek attention and care.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting conservation project for the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife. Experience the African bush up close near the incredible Kruger National Park.
Spread your passion for sports to children who have had few opportunities to learn and develop their skills in a structured yet fun environment. Inspire children to set goals and stay active, both on and off the sports field.
Participate in research initiatives on Africa's "Big 5" wildlife species – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Contribute to research and conservation work and play a part in vital conservation activities.
Come along to Thanda Reserve in South Africa, nicknamed the “rainbow nation” for its cultural history which is both vivid and diverse. Here you will have a truly life-changing and inspiring experience where you can witness the impact that your humanitarian aid will have on the lives of children and adults alike in the local Zulu communities.
Join us at this wildlife sanctuary that focuses on environmental conservation and provides care for endangered cheetahs and African wild dogs in South Africa. Learn about these unique animals through interactive hands-on projects and work on a real game reserve while making a positive difference.
Volunteer at one of the largest and most successful wildlife rehabilitation and release centers in Africa! Volunteers on this project work with a range of animals, anything from monkeys to lions. Experience beautiful Zimbabwe while making a positive impact on the delicate African ecosystem.
Volunteer in the majestic and beautiful Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe! Make an impact on the lives of at risk children by showing them that you care! Have fun, meet new people, and learn about Africa and its incredible culture.
Volunteer to work up close with lions against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and participate in one of the world's few initiatives to release them back into the wild. Volunteers will also volunteer to assist the National Park's rangers and to teach about conservation in the local school.
Volunteer at a health clinic in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Provide medical support to those who do not have easy access to healthcare and much needed assistance to a severely understaffed facility. No prior medical experience needed!
Take part in a photography and research program in the most spectacular setting - the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks in Zimbabwe. You will be staying in the National Park, on the banks of the Zambezi River, with hippos, elephants, and bushbucks as neighbours. Take part in a three day photography workshop, and assist in collecting vital research data on Africa’s most iconic species.
Volunteers who join this project will truly have it all - they can be a part of a community project and transform the lives of children during the week, and then participate in a lion project over the weekend and join a globally recognized lion conservation project.
Volunteer in an exciting conservation project. Make connections within the local community and help to bridge the gap between the growing tourist industry and the local population. Learn about serious conservation from leading specialists in a sustainable fashion.
Volunteer in beautiful Jambiani and help the local community. Teach English, participate in community and environmental initiatives, and enjoy the stunning locale in and around this relaxing town on Zanzibar's southern coast.
Join this tropical island project and get involved with marine conservation, community work, and education (and enjoy amazing tropical fruit and beaches!). Zanzibar is a fascinating archipelago with a deeply embedded history, an intriguing blend of cultures, and stunningly beautiful beaches and sea life.
This is a great opportunity to experience Thai culture and volunteer in a meaningful teaching or orphanage placement. This is a unique program, which you can design in part by yourself and even join an exciting eco-trip after your placement.
Volunteer near Bali, a beautiful region surrounded by marine life and amazing scenery. Work with injured and rescued sea turtles to rehabilitate them and educate others about the importance of ensuring this species survival.
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most famous and beautiful islands. Make a difference in underdeveloped villages by educating children and inspire community members towards a bright and sustainable future!
In this project you can enjoy all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer and also volunteer in one of these important initiatives: working with disabled children, street children's orphanage, helping with campus life, or hospital volunteering.
This school has a unique approach towards rehabilitation of at-risk youth. As part of this approach the school operates a nursery where the students learn about responsibility and experiment with expressing their true character. As a volunteer, you will work at this nursery, learn about horticulture, and make a real impact on local youth in Jerusalem!
Volunteer at the breathtaking Nimrod Eco Lodge on the scenic slopes of Mt. Hermon. Help construct and maintain sustainable buildings, explore experimental bio-farming, take in the awe-inspiring scenery and visit the ancient ruins of Nimrod Fortress.
Israel's most famous city, Tel Aviv, is known for its enriching lifestyle and cultural diversity. Despite the continuing development in the area, much of the population suffer from welfare problems. 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.
Join GoEco in Denia, Spain and volunteer in protecting the remarkable but fragile Mediterranean coast and marine biodiversity. Learn to scuba dive or work with marine research projects while participating to collect important data and help to improve the surrounding ecosystems.
Volunteer under a biologist and geographer at a center focused on nature and agricultural investigation! Assist with interesting research projects on horses, magpies and other animals! Help in the smallholding and vegetable garden too!
Enjoy fun activities with people with special needs such as excursions, classes, arts and crafts, bingo, beauty treatments, karaoke, quizzes, and live music, and much more! Make a real difference with people by joining this project team in the UK that has been giving back to the community for the last 50 years.
On the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, come and be part of the sea turtles' struggle to survive human poachers and erosion of their nesting sites. Meet other like-minded volunteers and experience the thrill of returning thousands of baby turtles to their ocean home.
Costa Rica has more than 8,500 species of plants, 220 species of reptiles, 160 amphibians, 205 species of mammals, and 850 species of birds. Volunteers here play an important role in the conservation of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and have responsibilities that are vital to the success of the wildlife rescue centers.
Join the Rainforest and Wildlife Expedition to discover Costa Rica today! Experience this unique paradise while partaking in invaluable research initiatives that directly impact the local conservation efforts. Based in the breathtaking Tortugero National Park, experience the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica, while participating in this hands-on educational expedition.
Are you an adventurous nature lover? Join this project to assist in the protection of endangered jaguars and experience living and working surrounded by Costa Rica’s rainforest - an hour's boat ride away from the nearest town!
Enjoy the wonders of the Mexican Caribbean, while providing assistance to local veterinarians in the rescuing and treating of cats and dogs. Get hands-on experience in the veterinary field while learning about the importance of raising awareness on pet care practices.
Provide underprivileged children in Antigua, Guatemala with support and compassion. Be the volunteer to give them opportunities for a bright future. Inspire them with optimism to change their circumstances and become educated, contributing members of their communities.
This amazing animal rescue center aims to protect and rehabilitate wildlife that have been injured or displaced due to habitat destruction. Be a part of the process that helps these animals return to the wild!
Come to Hawaii, Guatemala and live in a charming fishing village set on black, volcanic sand while contributing to sea turtle conservation. From collecting and harvesting eggs to releasing turtles into the sea, you will be helping to ensure the survival of these turtles. Participate in educational outreach and economic development projects so that locals no longer need to rely on selling turtle eggs to restaurants in order to earn money.
Immerse yourself in Latin culture while giving back and supporting the men, women and children in some of Buenos Ares’ poorest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to learn or improve your Spanish so that you can better communicate with the community and contribute to the goals of the NGOs which run the programs.
Improve your Spanish and volunteer in Bolivia's capital city, Sucre, with vulnerable children in either an orphanage or kindergarten placement. Help secure the future of these children and experience Bolivian culture with volunteers from around the world.
Travel to beautiful Peru to improve your Spanish and volunteer with underprivileged children in either a health center, a home for children in need, a youth rehabilitation center, or a kindergarten. All these projects are in Cusco - a World Heritage Site, and the historic capital of the Inca Empire.
This project offers a fun and friendly opportunity to contribute in a practical way to the conservation of the unique Australian environment. Help restore the region's ecology back to its natural, native state, maintain walking paths, or participate in flora and fauna surveys; this project has something for every conservation enthusiast!