On Saturday, over 40 non-profit organizations in Sioux Falls held a Volunteer Expo at the Washington Pavilion in an effort to make residents aware of the volunteer opportunities in the city.

The Helpline's Janet Kittams-Lalley says volunteers do make a difference---both for others and for themselves.

"You know it's just a sense of giving back when we help others in need! I describe volunteering as a sense of warmth inside when you reach out to others."

Susie Ryks heads up the Helpline's Volunteer program.

"By giving to others you are really getting more back then you're giving. You're able to find some great health benefits. You also learn about different agencies. You find out it's possible to really make a difference in the community which is great."

If you would like to learn more about volunteering in Sioux Falls, you can find more information anytime by calling the Helpline Center at 211.