I volunteer at CKUA.com as well as at the University of Alberta. I believe you have to give back. Secondly, I’m just recently retired and I want to keep busy. It’s fun to meet new people and develop a sense of community. Volunteering keeps me connected to the community and helps me meet people I may not have connected with otherwise. I believe we, as Canadians, wouldn’t have half the things we do, or benefit nearly as much as we do, without the effort of volunteers across the country!