Volunteering can boost physical, mental well-being
Regardless of where you live, virtually every community has programs that rely on volunteers to operate. Hospitals, youth groups, schools, churches and just about every other communityoriented program you can think of has a need for volunteers to keep it up and running.
And yet many of us don’t volunteer. Of course, we have plenty of excuses. Lack of time, work demands, family responsibilities, we’re too old - it’s a long excuse list that you might think about as you sit in front of the TV most nights wondering why you’re bored or lonely or feeling somewhat irrelevant. One of the main benefits of volunteering is
One of the main benefits of volunteering is that it can perk up an otherwise fairly static social life. Volunteering offers the opportunity to make connections with the people you are helping and provides the chance to cultivate friendships with other volunteers.
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