I volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, various shelters and with kids at a local elementary school! My desire to help stems from a sense of responsibility and gratitude; not everyone has the same benefits in life, and I know my community would be there for me if I ever needed it. I’ve learned so much from those I work with and improved my social and life skills in the process. The more people in Canada volunteer, the more inclusive and welcoming Canada becomes. Volunteering is a selfless act, which makes Canada better! We are showing that we’re willing to put aside our personal lives, even if it is for a couple of hours, and help.