Along with the great feeling you get by volunteering I also believe the more you give of yourself the more you get in other ways. It seems like after I became involved in the community service and leadership organization other things were happening in my life. I got more responsibilities at work which met an increase in salary. This allowed me to also achieve higher things in my personal life like buying my first home and being able to save up and pay cash for a car, which had been a couple of my goals.
The world responds to givers more positively than to takers. We naturally want to support the givers. Simply stated, givers get.