When I was going to Germany for my voluntary year, my goal was quite simple - to live in a new country, to learn about its culture, to get an attractive supplement for my CV. But in 3 years after returning and rethinking this experience, I came to an incredible discovery - I can no longer stop being a volunteer. I asked my friends, ex-ESC volunteers, who are now helping Ukraine in its struggle for the right to be an independent European country, and it turned out that they could not stop being active as well. Why and in what it is shown? Right in this report.