Leaving behind my hometown and family thousand miles away, I found myself walking out the airport and stepping on the land of an unacquainted country, Canada. Though I began to learn English as a second language in my college and had some basic foundation of the language, I was still afraid to converse in it due to the diffidence and lack of colloquial skills. Slowly and gradually, I refined my English communication skills and gained confidence, belief and conviction back through the volunteering experience during my long stay for the study course in Canada.
By this volunteering activity, I learnt not only to help more people and animals but also discover my own value and worth by gaining self confidence and belief. I have started enjoying and cherishing every small experience I get through the volunteering. I have become more optimistic, enthusiastic, confident, courageous and patient, and don’t feel reluctant in communicating with others in English. These qualities have helped in building my personality and making me a more matured human being.