Volunteering for the China Social Assistance Foundation in many ways was a much more fun and educating experience than wasting away precious summer vacation time. During my stay here, I felt like part of the Foundation, sharing a common goal with it; to improve the welfare of those in need in present day China. The compassion and help from my colleagues greatly improved not only my academic skills, but also my sense of social and moral obligation. It has truly been a wonderful life experience, and no doubt has shaped my views on the social assistance cause. I thank CSAF for providing a wondrous environment to volunteer for, as well as its philanthropic goals.