While engaging with volunteers, Akshara has made possible for them to have an experience of learning, sharing and gaining insights in teaching and working with the rural community. Many bring intense energy when they arrive and engage in the various educational programmes. Akshara help in channelizing it toward positively directed goals. As they make a difference, the volunteers realize and appreciate the gradual process of development, and thus contribute to problem-solving and dealing with complexities of rural development in India. The volunteering experience has an impact on their lives by creating an environment for understanding challenges, appreciating context-driven learning, and contributing toward solutions that drive change.