After I moved to Canada ten years ago I noticed my community was lacking in certain supports. I felt that if I volunteered I could help. My first volunteer role was with the Mill Woods Community Patrol. I felt so good about what I was doing I volunteered to be on the board of the Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association. Then last year I joined the board of the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre. I am treasurer for both boards. If you are new to volunteering research different organizations and contact them to see if they can accommodate you. Do it today and start reaping the benefits volunteering can offer.