Being a volunteer is akin to a roller-coaster ride. You never know when your heart is going to stop but you enjoy the thrill all the same. Before joining ELI Africa, I had never really done proper volunteering. I used to watch with a mix of awe and admiration as some of my friends would give their time and effort to a selfless cause, wondering whether I had it in me to do the same and follow in their footsteps. With hindsight, I believe that I should never have hesitated to jump headfirst into volunteering. True, it is a real challenge and the road can be tough and daunting, littered with winding passages. But it is also hugely satisfying despite the testing times and moments of doubt and deep frustration. For those who have not yet joined the bang-wagon of volunteer work, please do so! Life is too short to wait before doing the right thing or starting something you’ve always dreamt of doing. Take the first step forward; the miracles of faith and hope shall take care of the rest!!!