Comments on: Visit London Asks: Are You A Volunteer? http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/visit-london-asks-have-you-volunteered/ Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:55:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Rachel http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/visit-london-asks-have-you-volunteered/#comment-6966 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:44:06 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=9703#comment-6966 Just recently finished 2 stints of volunteering through a company called Global Vision International, http://www.gvi.co.uk, 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!

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