“After the arrival you first of all get a short introduction to the project in which the programme, tasks, and safety rules get explained. You’ve got free time at the weekend and the project starts on Monday.” Every volunteer is assigned to different locations. During his three months as a volunteer, Daniel worked e.g. in the Rocky Mountains or at the Grand Canyon. Depending on the project phase, he worked for four days followed by three off days, or he worked for eight days with a six-day break later on. The different tasks started very early in the morning and went on until midday. “I quickly learned that it can get physically exhausting. But once you are standing in front of your finished dry wall or stone staircase all the effort pays off and you are really proud!” Due to getting up early every day and the often hard work, all volunteers went to bed early – or rather to their tents since this was the common accommodation during a project phase. “Camping in the wilderness, not having real sanitary facilities and taking morning baths in the river, was adventure at its best!” Daniel says. After completing a project, Daniel used his free time for research work or went on regular road trips with the other volunteers (thanks to the rental car): he visited Denver, went to Wyoming, saw Bryce and Antelope Canyon, and visited Las Vegas twice. After three challenging, eventful, and unforgettable months, Daniel made his way back to Germany.