Comments on: Visit London Asks: Are You A Volunteer? Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:55:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rachel Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:44:06 +0000 Just recently finished 2 stints of volunteering through a company called Global Vision International,, in Borneo and Java. I have to say it didn’t feel like volunteering in the traditional sense of the word as it wasn’t a selfless exercise – it was amazing! Initially we joined a group of 7 others, staying with local families in Malaysian Borneo, focused on forest restoration and developing eco-tourism. We cleared parts of the forest which had previously been logged, then planted new native trees; we planted reed beds, cleared eco-trails in the forest, repaired their pontoon, removed weeds from the lake, and did general maintenance around the village. My partner and I also designed and built the local charity a new website. I can’t recommend this kind of ‘holiday’ enough, it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve done in ages!