It was the most unholy thing I had ever seen
Well spoken, and this is something that was a mind opener for me as well. I'm a left winger or maybe post-leftist who somehow actually volunteers with a left wing group. Youre absolutely right that this is increadibly uncommon. Its really the christians who actually go to soup kitchens, organize food drives, pool money together to get a new rec hall, etc. If the left was 1/10th as good as that, I could accept some of the more absurd positions, but all the left ever seems to do is virtue signal.
Most leftists think charity and volunteering are morally disgusting because "We shouldn't be forced to go that route." But somehow, in the perfect leftist commune world, people are going to volunteer everything, anyway. (lol except for the gulags.) It's so fucking schizophrenic.