The most tedious task of all was to transport hundreds of bricks from one field to another. The distance was approximately 20+ metres and volunteers used trolleys to transport the bricks over the uneven ground . The volunteers soon innovated to form a human chain to pass the bricks instead. This quickened the process, and everyone finished with enhanced muscles from the excellent weights training.
Working among the lush greenery at ACRES was refreshing, and the volunteers got a chance as well to visit the animals at the shelter which included star tortoises in their miniature gardens, iguanas recovering from injuries and the endangered pig nose turtle.
At the end of the session, the volunteers were aching and covered with sweat and dirt, but it was well worth it. Find out more about ACRES at http://www.acres.org.sg/