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I spend much of my volunteer time helping children. The Centre for Family Literacy has so many worthwhile causes; I find it especially gratifying working with kids. By volunteering in my community, I encourage the best of others and myself. It’s sometimes thought that volunteers are making a sacrifice. In part, it is true, because one assumes a responsibility that must be fulfilled; but it’s more than a sacrifice, volunteering is a delight. Dedicating part of my time to volunteering improves my life, and of course that of others. Canada is a country of cultural diversity, recognized around the world for its solidarity and humanitarian practices. Serving others is part one of the values of every Canadian.