I started volunteering at university … and I fell in love. Volunteering got me involved in non-academic activities and helped me learn a lot about who I was and who I wanted to be. Today I am a “Big Sister” mentoring a little girl. I am Vice President of the Centre for Autism Student’s Association at university and I’m doing a volunteer internship with a nonprofit board. I’ve done a lot of other things too, because volunteering just makes my life better. The hardest part is getting started. It can be intimidating – especially if the organization is big and well known, but the truth is organizations LOVE volunteers!