I confess that I made a baby step back into volunteering last night and I feel great about it. I volunteered for 2 straight years with AmeriCorps and then volunteered for a first aid team with an old company for another 3 years on an "as needed" basis. I stopped volunteering all together when I needed to work 2 jobs to stay afloat. Now that I'm down to 1, I found myself missing something in my life and am making it a point to volunteer at least 1 time a month.
I also confess to trying to make it a habit now so that when DH and I have a family, our kiddos will have that be a regular occurrence in their lives without it feeling like a big deal.