To volunteer means to freely offer to do something. Field day was my favorite day in elementary school. We had different stations with different activities where each class was competing against each other. Since I graduated from high school, I have gone back to my elementary school to help with 4th, 5th, and 6th grade field days. I had the privilege in high school of gaining a mentor and friend in my gym teacher/track coach. A couple of years after I graduated, she moved to the elementary school and continued on with the field day tradition, and asked if I would come back and help. That was 15 years ago. No matter where I have worked, I have always made a point to take the time off to give back to my hometown. Since then, I have gotten to see kids go through the grades and even graduate. It’s a really amazing experience to be able to continue to do this over the years. When Primary Health Network rolled out their volunteer time to all employees, I knew every year where I would use my time giving back. It brings me so much joy to represent Primary Health Network in a community we serve. I would encourage each and every one of you to find a local organization that means a lot to you and use your time to give back.