To follow through on our New Year’s message of kindness, we created a “Gift from the heart” icon to mark articles that offer volunteer opportunities. We have about 40 non-profit organizations and charities in the canyon, all of which require volunteers. Look for them throughout each issue this year and take a step out of your comfort zone. For additional inspiration, go to our website, messengermountainnews.com, and select “Volunteer Portal” for a list of these organizations. If you are so inspired, we would like to know what your experience was like and what you gained from it. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.