“There are only so many hours in the day.”

We have all heard this statement, most often used as an excuse for why someone couldn’t get something done. And ultimately it’s true. Most of us find it hard enough to balance work with family and social responsibilities and end up with little time left for anything else. To the majority of the people out there running in the rat race, time is most definitely not on our side.

But within the rows of faces we see each day, there are those who manage to rise above it all, those who — despite work and a variety of obligations — always somehow find the time to do a little extra. Whether that means volunteering at a homeless shelter, mentoring youths, fighting to protect our environment or advocating for the disabled, these folks balance all of life’s obstacles and still give back to the communities in which they live. They are rock stars inside and outside the office.