Make an Impact

Research shows that doing good is also good for you! Find some time in your busy holiday schedule or make a small commitment to donate your time to a cause that you care about.

“Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.”

(The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A review of recent research. Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Policy Development. The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research, Washington, DC 2007. )

Here are some other health benefits to volunteering and making a difference in your community:

  • Increased life satisfaction
  • Improved mental health
  • Increase sense of purpose
  • Improved physical well-being and increased lifespan
  • Develop new skills and increase job opportunities
  • New or changed perspective