I had an amazing time volunteering with Trees for Life. I was quite nervous about meeting a new group of people of people who I would spend a week with. But it was fine – everyone was really nice and got along well. Our introductory walk gave us the opportunity to see what forest looked like and how quickly an area could flourish when enclosed by a deer fence. Whilst in the forest, we stood together in silence for a few minutes to listen to our surroundings. Such a nice change to the hustle and bustle and constant noise associated with living in a city.Our group broke a Trees for Life record by planting close to 3000 trees during the week (2950 to be exact!). I had a fantastic time volunteering with Trees for Life. By the end of the week, I was feeling fit, healthy and had a huge sense of achievement as to the positive environmental impact our group of nine had made. The week inspired me in that even though there are a lot of problems in the world, people can make a difference. Volunteering is about getting out there and doing something to make a positive impact with other like minded people."