Volunteering has allowed me to realize that I love working with and helping patients. Getting a hands-on experience was something that I was initially weary about, because I had no experience doing anything like it before. However, working in an environment that allowed me to be an asset to the nurses and the patients made me feel assured that I can work in a hospital environment and make a difference. The nurses on the floor that I volunteered on would always tell me how they appreciated my help and how the little things I did for them made a huge difference in their day. I really felt like they appreciated me and knowing that really made me feel accomplished.