Getting Involved

Hi everyone, firstly, thank you for taking the time to read my article! I really appreciate it. What I hope to accomplish in this article is to give you a first-hand perspective of why getting involved is so important. To start off, my name is Amogh Kadhe and I am a 4 th year student at the University of Alberta. I am a student, a speaker, and a volunteer. I have been volunteering with various organizations throughout high school and university and I have learned a lot from every experience. I will first talk about how and why I started to volunteer and then discuss some advantages of getting involved.

I encountered the idea of ‘volunteering’ or ‘volunteer work’ when I was in high school (grade 10). I still remember very vividly the first presentation we had about why it is important to volunteer. It was during that presentation that an after school program called “LinkAGES” was introduced. Through this program, students would get the opportunity