What volunteering means to me?
It gives me an opportunity to change someone’s life, including my own. It feels so good when you get to help other people. It’s an indescribable feeling to see kids at the Projek Kalsom Motivational Camp become more confident day by day. It’s nice to hear that the kids see you as a role model; you open doors for them, give them hope, and motivate them to improve themselves. In turn, it pushes me to be better. It makes me aware that I don’t have to be someone in power to help others. It gives you an enormous sense of achievement and satisfaction that you cannot find elsewhere.
Another best part of volunteering is meeting wonderful individuals with sincerest and lovely souls. Everyone shares the same goals; to help others in need. You get to be surrounded with selfless and generous people. Behind the scenes of a programme, everyone plays their role and gets closer to the action to make the programme a success.
I consider myself very lucky to have the resources to volunteer and meet a variety of people from all walks of life. It’s a way to create wonderful memories and most important is to have fun!
Now, I could say that The Kalsom Movement has changed my life in so many ways. Time and again, in trying to help others, I met amazing souls who have enriched my life immensely and left a lasting mark on my heart that will continue to impact my life for the better.
“Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
Impact and Research Director 2016/2017