Volunteering Benefits Everyone Involved
Not only is volunteering a great way to get involved in your community and develop new connections, it also helps your own mental health and well-being. Our sister program, Hello4Health, notes that those who volunteer experience many benefits, including:
- Increased overall happiness
- Reduced stress
- Improved physical health
- Learning new skills
- Finding a sense of purpose
- Developing new connections
All of this in addition to the good you’re doing in your community and for the causes you care about!
April is Global Volunteer Month
Throughout April (and beyond!), we encourage you to find ways to volunteer. Here are a few ways to get involved in your community:
- Check out opportunities for Good Deeds Day (April 3) and/or National Volunteer Week (April 17-23).
- Use VolunteerMatch.org to find in-person or virtual volunteer opportunities based on your interests.
- Learn more about supporting older adults through volunteering from Hello4Health.
- You can also help celebrate and uplift the stories of volunteers who are making a difference in your community. For example, check out these recent stories featuring Meals on Wheels volunteers.
No matter how you participate this month, we invite you to reflect on how volunteering makes you feel and what you learn from the volunteer activities you engage in. You may notice helping others makes you feel good too!