Volunteering is a selfless act that can make a huge difference.
Here at NBC 6 News, we like to honor those who dedicate their time and give a helping hand.
Rebecca Huff volunteers with a mission, to teach kids the importance of helping others.
"It takes a village to raise children and these are our future leaders," said Huff. "We're going to be putting ourselves in their hands one day and it's important to know that it's their turn to give back."
Every week, Huff mentors 6-12 year olds at the Boys and Girls Club. It's something she's done now for almost three years.
"She's very loyal, she's been coming every Tuesday and Thursday, they're always excited to see her," said the Boys and Girls Club Executive Director, Paige Smith.
From raising money to writing our soldiers letters, Huff plans each day with a purpose.
"What we do a lot of times during our meetings is help others," Huff said. "I just enjoy it so much and the children here are wonderful."
Those at the Boys and Girls Club say Huff's passion and excitement makes all the difference.
"She's very patient and calm and I think that's what the kids like about her," said Smith. "She's always bringing positive energy and positive vibes to the group, asking them to think outside the box."
The organization is thankful for Huff, and chooses to honor her dedication.
"It's not an easy job to come and give spare time to work with kids and be consistent with it," said Smith. "She's been an important part of programming in trying to show kids you can give back to other people."
Which is why this week's Gold Medal Giver is Rebecca Huff.
Huff volunteers through Kiwanis.
If you know of a volunteer who should be nominated as a Gold Medal Giver, you can nominate them by sending NBC 6's Jade Cunningham an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.