My first encounter with Raleigh was as a volunteer in the 2001 Operation Tashi Deleg expedition to Song Duo village, in Tibet. The next year, I participated in Project Climb On, which paired up youths from ITE with younger boys from the Boys Town to learn rock climbing. In 2005, I volunteered with local project Rakan Raleigh, a mentoring project with Jamiyah Children’s Home between April and October. The 15 of us were paired with 30 teens from Jamiyah and we mentored them through a series of adventure-based activities, such as dragon boating, adventure treasure hunt, rock climbing, obstacles courses and an outdoor camp. In 2008, I helmed the LTAW organising committee. That year, we attracted 907 walkers who helped to raise $55,000 for the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and for Raleigh Society’s upcoming expedition Operation Vannakam 2009. When I volunteer or help without motive or money, I feel happy and fulfilled. It’s a different kind of joy that one gets from achievement at work. Happy and fulfilled, that’s what volunteering is to me.