Volunteerism is the act of contributing free labor to provide a community service or support a nonprofit organization, but that’s not always easy to find.

“Nowadays, it takes some form of payment or donation to find ‘volunteers,’” DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heike Compe said. “We have been fortunate to have a crew of volunteers that sign up to help for the good of the cause and a sincere thank you is all that is needed. We are truly grateful to all of them for their assistance—it really does take a village.”