The Heart and Stroke Foundation does such important work in the community. This city, our community, has given me so much; I felt the need to give something back. By encouraging healthy diets and eating, proper physical fitness and healthy lifestyles overall, the Foundation betters the lives of all involved. What motivates me to volunteer is the positive influence I have on those seeking our assistance. I’m also a student and I know future employers will look at my volunteer work as beneficial to their organization. Whether it’s helping fire victims from Slave Lake or Fort McMurray, or aiding new Canadians – volunteering is an important aspect of our national identity.