As I look upon that time, I realize that I should have been volunteering way before high school. I was never exposed to it. No one ever expected me to. No one I knew volunteered. As I teach, I come across students of mine that have the same background. I want to change that. My students range from 16 to 60 with the majority never volunteering at a shelter, a nursing home, a local foodbank, etc. We, as educators, have an opportunity to change that. Not only can we teach through community service, but they can learn to give back to the community. What a fortunate position we are in to create lifelong learners and volunteers?