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.
Volunteer up close and personal with Africa's rare lions, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and other indigenous wildlife.The Johannesburg Lion Park offers a fun and interactive volunteer experience for those who love animals and wish to assist with conservation efforts.
In the setting of the Thanda Wildlife Reserve, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer volunteers 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 of the region. Teach, mentor, and play with these children who desperately seek your devotion and care.
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.
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.
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.
Come to beautiful Cape Town, one of the most remarkable cities in the world, and be a part of an exciting and fast-growing environmental social enterprise. Help with developing an urban tree nursery and vegetable garden, and gain valuable experience in permaculture and horticulture.
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.
Walk and work with lions in the stunning Antelope Park Reserve. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and work towards releasing them back into the wild. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to spend some time with orphaned elephants.
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 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.
Jaffa is a very unique and diverse part of Israel, where Arabs, Christians, and Jews live together, and where you can find one of the oldest ports in the world next to the coolest bars in Tel Aviv. Join a team dedicated to providing a range of educational programs for children in Jaffa who do not have access to extra-curricular classes.
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.
Join this project in vibrant Buenos Aires to help out in a variety of community settings. Volunteers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Argentinian culture, while making a lasting contribution to the quality of life for children and the general community. This project also includes a week of Spanish lessons in a top Spanish school with highly-qualifeid teachers!
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 centre, 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!