My parents volunteered when I was in minor sport and taught my siblings and I the value of giving our time to others. For the past 16 years I have volunteered with the North East Basketball Association. I’ve coached the entire time and also served on the Executive for three years. I also help out with tournaments and work at casinos to fundraise even though I don’t have a child in the program. I just feel so happy when I can put a smile on someone else’s face. My advice to a new volunteer is to pick something you have an interest in and inspire someone else.