There are a lot of volunteering opportunities out there and it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. It is important that you fully research your shortlist, check their website and social media or attend an event. It is good to chat to previous volunteers to get the inside story. It is important that you are clear on what activities you will be involved in, how often and over what time scale as well as your financial contribution before and during. This will mean that you will have a clear picture of what you are signing up to do and that your expectations will match the reality of the expedition. Good preparation will mean that when you get off the truck on your first day all you are is excited to be there and raring to go!