At no charge I am acting as merchandiser and product packer for the Silpo chain of stores because, due to military activities, the chain doesn’t have enough workers. Together with other volunteers from UCU we spend an average of 4-8 hours a day on site. Thanks to our joint efforts, we’ve managed to ensure the normal work of a great supermarket, putting new merchandise on the shelves and performing other services which absent workers would have done. The predominant feelings are faith, hope, pride, and the desire to be of maximum usefulness for one’s country. However, this doesn’t mean that I’m not scared. Fear is present, no doubt, but I try to deal with it. In my free time, I seek diversion. For example, I immerse myself in reading, I paint or listen to music, go off on my own. This helps me revive. I don’t sleep much, less than during exam time. This is connected with constant fear of air attack and the absence of the possibility of fully relaxing.I volunteer, because I consider it my civic obligation to help my homeland in whatever circumstances.