As a post-secondary student, I face many stressful situations throughout the year. Exams, finances, and employment can be daunting, but my volunteer work really helps me decompress and put things in perspective. I split my time between the City of Edmonton Youth Council (CEYC) and the Campus Food Bank. Many students are forced to worry about food security, and they shouldn’t have to be concerned about proper nutrition while studying. My work with the CEYC is also extremely rewarding. There is a whole generation of young people out there that may sometimes feel ignored. I like to help give youth their voice! I believe volunteering connects people of different backgrounds, strengthens communities, and ultimately makes Canada a better place.