VolunteerGiving Back to Our Community
Be a Part of Making a Change
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. –Steve Jobs
Finding time to volunteer can be difficult with the busy lives we all live, however, the benefits of volunteering can encourage one to find the time. Not only does volunteering help people, causes and communities in need, but volunteering can also help the volunteer. Volunteering can help you find friends, connect with the community, develop new skills and possibly advance your career.
Spending time giving to others can help protect your physical and mental health. A recent study performed by the Mayo clinic found 6 health benefits volunteers experience by volunteering. Volunteering decreases the risk of depression, gives one a sense of purpose and teaches valuable skills, helps people stay physically and mentally active, can reduce stress levels, volunteering can help you live longer, and volunteering helps you meet others and develop new relationships. It’s true that the more you give the more you receive, but volunteering doesn’t have to be a lifelong commitment or take up huge amounts of your time each day. Volunteering in even simple ways can improve your health and happiness as well as meeting the needs of others around you.
A volunteer is a little pencil in the hand of God who is writing a love letter to the world. –Mother Teresa