Benefits of Volunteering
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.
– Chinese proverb
Volunteer Benefits Are Multi-dimensional
A recent article from the Corporation for National and Community Service reports that “Volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social benefits.” The research establishes a strong relationship between volunteering and health, indicating that those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. When you volunteer, you:
- Learn or develop a new skill
- Become an active part of your community
- Establish a sense of achievement and pride
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Enhance your career options
- Enjoy a wide variety of networking opportunities
Active Taltree volunteers will also receive a free individual membership and an invitation to the annual volunteer appreciation event. For more information, contact Taltree’s Volunteer Coordinator at 219-462-0025.