With smiles and enthusiasm, participants were organized into teams. Each team had a leader who helped guide the volunteers in their tasks of helping with preparation and serving food, cleaning and set up of the hall, recycling and compost. Many volunteers had already been working beforehand to plan and organize the programme that went off without a hitch. The Western Region Management Committee helped guide and oversee all of this work. This kind of volunteering mirrored the principles of giving and working together. We were encouraged to see what makes coming together in a large group so special.