I often wondered what exactly would be considered Sewa? Is it only volunteer work done around the Gurdwara or Langar hall? Or does outside volunteer work count too? I wonder this, because until recently I didn't put much thought to it, but I volunteer a significant amount of hours with an organization called St John Ambulance, providing free medical coverage at various community events. As I said, I don't really even think of it because I enjoy helping people so much, even when the hours can be long (for example I will be doing 12 hours today at a concert, dealing with everything from heat related illnesses to possibly even traumas.... I have had a cardiac event once and I was able to help save someone's life!!) I do this voluntarily... and I do it often. Sometimes patients are not easy to deal with, some are under the influence of drugs and alcohol... sometimes geriatric and experiencing dementia which makes it difficult to speak to and treat them. I have been pushed, vomited on, got blood on me, yelled at... and still I keep doing it to help others! Would this sort of volunteer work be considered sewa? Does it encompass all volunteer selfless service that helps others? Or is it more service that takes place at the Gurdwara (like Langar, cleaning etc)??