lisanne wrote:earl wrote:Is volunteering fun? Man, you'd better believe it! And those who weren't volunteering but volunteered to look after the volunteers after a day of volunteering ... they were twice as much fun.[/color]
Volunteering is a lot of fun but it can also be extremely tiring and thankless job, that said though you get to meet a heap of great people. I was a happy helper on last years GVBR and I was exhausted at the end of most days but it was also great fun for most of the time, but like anything there can be moments when it isn't as fun but I am glad that I did it (I did need a few extra days off work though to recover and rest)
But that was from the nocturnal activities ... not the volunteering!
How could you be exhausted when chauffeured from town to town?
Try riding the hills with an extra 10 - 12Kgs of kit & 4 - 6Ltrs of water and tell me how tired you are!
And "thankless"? Apart from the many spoken thank-you's we got along the way, the gratitude from those we helped, and many others was absolutely fantastic.