Expedition, 10 weeks

Participants spend 10 weeks in Malaysia, Tanzania or Costa Rica/Nicaragua. Over the ten weeks, they complete three phases:

  • Community: Past community projects include building a community hall in Nicaragua, installing a water system in Malaysia, and building a school in Tanzania. The projects are tough, but meaningful.
  • Environmental: The environmental projects are diverse – they might be building a bridge in the Imbak Canyon in Malaysia, or installing elephant-proof fencing in Tanzania.
  • Adventure: Participants push themselves beyond your limits to trek 250 kilometres through a mountainous region in Costa Rica/Nicaragua or climb a mountain in Borneo. During this phase they will surely find out what they’re made of.

During the expedition, participants could be staying with a local family on one phase, eating locally prepared food and using their washing facilities, or sleeping in bashers and cooking their meals on a camping stove the next. The adventure phase is the most basic and challenging - camping and carrying all of their food on their back - but by learning to live without luxuries they will appreciate the things they have back home.

 

The expeditions are designed to be challenging, life-changing experiences. The more the participants put in, the more they get out of it.

 


See photos of our Expeditions.


Featured Alumni

 

Volunteer of the Year 6Dec18 for websiteJawonday Smith

Jawonday completed his expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua in 2012 and has been volunteering with Raleigh Bermuda ever since. In 2017, he returned overseas to volunteer again with Raleigh Borneo for 10 weeks to continue his personal and leadership development. Whether it's as a Leader for our Training Camps or as a Mentor to our young Bermudians, Jawonday continues to be an integral part of our Raleigh Family and Programmes.

 

 

“Not only is Raleigh Bermuda a journey of personal development, it is a journey of community and understanding. I've completed two expeditions and worked with Raleigh Bermuda for the past five years. I've worked with many people who have wanted the betterment for themselves and others, there comes a point in time where you have to hop up off your seat and realize you have the potential to change the world.” Jawonday

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