I’ve been volunteering since I was 12! I was a candy striper at the hospital in my hometown. Since then I’ve known that I would continue helping people. I currently volunteer with Pilgrim’s Hospice. I also volunteer with the Christmas Bureau and for a number of track and field events. Volunteering is a very social part of my day. Helping people have a really good day is incredibly rewarding. When you volunteer, you are exposed to so many different cultures and so many different people that make Canada better. Volunteers welcome people to the community and that makes our nation stronger and better!