I would not be who I am without my community, therefore I must give back to others freely. The rewards of volunteering always outweigh the efforts. I have volunteered at home in Canada, and abroad, in countries such as Haiti, Brazil and Switzerland. Every experience has brought me a sense of purpose and a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable. As a great Canadian once said: "To live a lot, you gotta give a lot. To give a lot, you gotta be part of." The only way to know is to do. So volunteer. It will change your life.