Hello. Peter. I heard you worked in a remote village last month.
Yes, as a volunteer teaching in a primary school in southeastern China.
A good choice for the summer vacation.
For me, it's not only a choice, but a responsibility.
You're right. What can a volunteer generally do?
Many things, like creating a change in the surroundings, providing shelter and food to the needy ones.
So you mean volunteering is not just donating cash or things?
Right! We prefer to call that charity.
How did you come up with the idea of volunteering?
It was my father. He used to supervise a volunteer program in a non-profit art gallery.
Was it a full-time job for him?
No, in fact. a part-time job. He went to the gallery nearly every weekend.
Wow. this requires great passion.
Sure. The best way to volunteer is to get involved in activities we are passionate about.
Have you had any difficulties as a volunteer?
Definitely! Lack of respect, acknowledgement, and lack of funds now and then.
Oh, my! Many obstacles!
So the most important spirit is perseverance.
I'd like to join you someday.