Recent studies have shown a strong connection between
volunteering and significant health benefits. According to the
Corporation for National and Community Service, people who volunteer 100
hours of service per year can achieve healthier, happier lives than
those who do not.
These natural, healthy benefits can include:
- Reduced risk for depression
- Lower mortality rates
- Increased longevity
- Greater functional ability later in life
- Increased sense of accomplishment and purpose
- Less incidence of heart disease
Volunteering also allows you to stay connected with the community
while remaining active. Interested in volunteering but don’t know where
to start? There are a variety of websites that can help you get started.
Here are just a few:
liveunited.org (The United Way) volunteermatch.org & serve.gov.
We at NPT also contribute a lot of our time to local events and charities and we’d love for you to join us!