It is said that people who volunteer can't help but feel positive about life. Volunteering imbibes in others the spirit of generosity - of giving back to others; even strangers, all the good things we have received in life. It's paying it forward as volunteers would often tell people who ask why is volunteering important to them? Volunteering is a positive chain that goes around making the world a happier place for everyone. And the best part is that it is easy to volunteer. One can simply check out in one’s own community and see where help is required.
I felt special with one such opportunity that came my way, to work with the children and help out under the York Region District School Board. It is absolutely incredible how many wonderful people one gets to meet as part of this, right from a teacher who gives piano lessons part time and also volunteers right where she works, to an older gentlemen who used to be a principal at a school for 2000 children in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam war. The experiences of all these great people come together to enrich me in ways that I don’t have the words to describe.
I thank the community for providing such a wonderful opportunity for me to volunteer and their recognition.