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BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering has been proven to have numerous health benefits.  Research shows that volunteering has many mental and physical health benefits. Volunteering helps improve your mood, makes you feel healthier, increases your sense of purpose and reduces your stress levels. Volunteering can also give us a deep sense of happiness, both immediately and long term.


About a quarter of people who volunteer say that volunteering has helped them manage a chronic illness such as depression.

  • 76% of people who volunteer say that volunteering has made them feel healthier.

  • 94% of people who volunteer say that volunteering improves their mood.

  • 96% of people say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.

  • 95% of people who volunteer say they are helping to make their community a better place.

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