Volunteers Getting a Workout

Through the Trees(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

Volunteering in the outdoors is often demanding and physical work. It’s yet another benefit to doing this kind of work, that people not only get to be in the great outdoors, surrounding by nature, but they also get something of a workout, potentially helping their overall physical fitness. This story out of East London describes how one organization is taking this idea and…if you’ll excuse the pun…running with it. Nature Conservation Lewisham is encouraging local people to volunteer in a program called Nature’s Gym. The program aims to “improve your fitness by taking part in  conservation activities in nature reserves and parks in Lewisham.” It’s a great idea that other organizations may want to try, to give local residents another motivation to get out and volunteer for the environment.

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