GO ECO

Volunteer tourism

GoEco is a company that believes in responsible tourism and leaving the places we travel to in a better condition than when we arrived by providing humanitarian aid in local communities, wildlife rehabilitation, ecological conservation within local parks and reserves, etc.

Model

Model title
Volunteer tourism
Location
Israel / all over the world
For whom is it?
Like-minded and philanthropic volunteers
a/ initiator
Jonathan Gilben and Jonathan Tal
Start
2005
Type of duration
2-10 week programmes

Characteristics

Critical
2
It exposes needs for environmental & humanitarian rehabilitation
Social
3
Raising social & environmental awareness, it connects volunteers & local
Participatory
4
Over 1000 volunteers to placements world-wide each year
Responsible
3
Very responsible toward the environment and local communities
Bottom up
3
Initiated by two socially and ecologically aware people
Inventive
2
Volunteers fund the initiatives and offer their help and knowledge
Site-specific
4
It seeks deprived areas that need help and support
Educative
3
It is a school of life
Local
4
Contributes effectively to development of deprived local areas

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