If a volunteer sending organization like GeoVisions is going to belong to an association, that association should support volunteering by including a volunteer project in the agenda. And that is why GeoVisions belongs to WYSTC and WETM-IAC. At every conference, we take a day to volunteer locally. It's where the rubber meets the road. It also provides conference attendees with an opportunity to get out into the community, to rub elbows with the locals and understand what it's like to live there. So many times we attend a conference and we never leave the 4 or 5 star hotel.