Using overseas expeditions, local training and ongoing coaching, we challenge young Bermudians to harness their full potential and develop skills for life.

Expedition, 10 weeks

Participants spend 10 weeks in Malaysia, Tanzania or Costa Rica/Nicaragua. Over the ten weeks, they complete three phases:

  • Community: Past community projects include building a community hall in Nicaragua, installing a water system in Malaysia, and building a school in Tanzania. The projects are tough, but meaningful.
  • Environmental: The environmental projects are diverse – they might be building a bridge in the Imbak Canyon in Malaysia, or installing elephant-proof fencing in Tanzania.
  • Adventure: Participants push themselves beyond your limits to trek 250 kilometres through a mountainous region in Costa Rica/Nicaragua or climb a mountain in Borneo. During this phase they will surely find out what they’re made of.

During the expedition, participants could be staying with a local family on one phase, eating locally prepared food and using their washing facilities, or sleeping in bashers and cooking their meals on a camping stove the next. The adventure phase is the most basic and challenging - camping and carrying all of their food on their back - but by learning to live without luxuries they will appreciate the things they have back home.

 

The expeditions are designed to be challenging, life-changing experiences. The more the participants put in, the more they get out of it.

 


See photos of our Expeditions.


Featured Alumni

 

Volunteer of the Year 2016 Keri 18Sep17 for webKeri Pacheco

 

Keri completed her expedition to Tanzania in 2013 and has been volunteering with Raleigh Bermuda ever since. In 2016, she volunteered as a Project Manager with Raleigh Borneo for 13 weeks to continue her personal and leadership development. Whether it's as a Leader for our Training Camps or as the Deputy Chair of our Alumni Committee, Keri continues to be an integral part of our Raleigh Family and Programmes.

 

“I had given all I could. I taught children. I built toilets and stoves. I made lifelong friendships. I felt the pain of those less fortunate, but their gratitude, I will never forget. I pushed harder than I ever have before. When I was down, I picked myself up. I overcame sickness, learned valuable life skills and overcame my fears. I never gave up on myself. Lesson learned - I possess all the strength and determination it takes to overcome any obstacle and to be my own hero.” Keri

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