Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit, knows how important volunteering is. He values it so much, in fact, that he mandates every single one of his employees volunteer at least 32 hours every year. 

Why? His response is simple. "Once you begin the process [of volunteering], you become addicted to it," says Lemonis. "What I heard back from employees was: 'You changed my marriage!' 'You saved my life!'" 

Volunteering builds character. And for Lemonis, character is defined by three traits: "Humility, accessibility and transparency." 

Lemonis says he'd rather take his family to a volunteer activity than to a baseball game. You don't have to go that far, but watch the video below to learn more about why your company should place more emphasis on volunteer work:

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