I volunteered for Give Me Trees in the summer of 2015 and to say it was a life-changing experience is an understatement, it took no time for me to feel right at home. The project was so well constructed and diverse; I was having so much fun planting trees in different areas around the city, getting to know more about India's native flora and meeting various members of the Give Me Trees community. Peepal baba's passion for maintaining India's greenery is impressive and so palpable, it is truly a labour of love. I really loved is how his family are just as involved in the project; very genuine and kind-hearted people, and they have shown me the greatest kindness and hospitality. Leaving India, and saying goodbye was the hardest, but I know I have made friends for life and we have never ceased to maintain contact since.
I would strongly recommend volunteering for Give Me Trees to anyone looking to engage with an awesome community, participate in keeping India greener, and have some fun at the same time.