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GoEco - Volunteer Abroad, Tel Aviv, Israel
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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 ambassador to other countries in the world. Encourage travelers from all over the world to come to Israel for ecological and community-based projects, in both the Arab and Jewish sectors, and experience firsthand the unique cultural and natural diversity in this region. Support environmental and humanitarian projects 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 data base of the relevant projects worldwide. Create a platform from which to explore the various organizations that support the environment and actively encourage volunteering. GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife and environment they visit. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer programs in Israel and worldwide. Volunteering overseas is a great way to travel and contribute to our planet's environment. As a volunteer you will be able to experience first hand indigenous wildlife, work along side local communities and discover fascinating cultures world wide. Based on years of practice and in-depth volunteer reports, GoEco presents you a careful selection of excellent yet affordable wildlife, education and development volunteer opportunities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
The GoEco volunteers' 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 volunteers' 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.
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Adult Ministry , Arts and Humanities , Children and Youth Ministry , Christian Camping , Directly Serving People , Education , Food Services , Health and Medicine , Immigrants and Refugees , Language Instruction / ESL , Social Services , Sports and Recreation , Teaching