I work in the nonprofit sector so I interact and engage with volunteers every day. I’ve been volunteering since I was quite young; I started helping out in my hometown hospital. I love the personal connections, the support for the community and the impact you can have on a person’s life. I get as much, if not more, out of volunteering as those I help. Seeing a smile when you’ve helped someone do something he or she might not have been able to do otherwise is really rewarding. It makes you feel really good at the end of the day. Volunteering makes Canada better by bringing people together and seeing the difference we make when that happens!

Amanda