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I volunteer because it allows me to develop an awareness that doesn’t normally exist in my day to day life. I don’t think that giving back to a community requires any sort of dramatic heroism, or a vast vision of changing the world. Rather, it is an accumulation of small acts people do, like opening a door for someone or asking someone how their day went. I think there is something profound in being able to witness how your acts influence others in volunteering. If volunteering can make Canada a more empathetic community, then I believe we will be on our way to becoming a better place.