I firmly believe that volunteering contributes to one’s mental and physical well-being. I act as a volunteer mentor and promote the benefits of volunteering within the Francophone community. Ever since I created CANAVUA, a local nonprofit organization, I have met many others who want to participate in volunteer projects. For me, volunteering is an opportunity to gain valuable Canadian work experience and to develop networks. Networking is definitely one of the greatest benefits of volunteering. I often meet newcomers to Canada who have no knowledge of what volunteering is about – there is an entirely different culture here in Canada.