Not only is volunteering good for your community, it's good for you! It gives you experience and a sense of accomplishment and looks great on resumes and scholarship applications. There are many volunteer opportunities in the Winkler area.
You don't even have to leave the school to get involved. There are many clubs at school that you could join.
Have you ever considered living in another country for a year? Travelling gives you more than knowledge about another country and its language and culture. It teaches you about building friendships, taking responsibility for yourself, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others. Student exchange programs are available in countries around the world including France, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and many more. Don't let money be a deciding factor. Some programs are free, some have small fees, and there may be financial assistance for those who need it.