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5 benefits of volunteering

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

  • Brings fun and fulfillment into your life. Participating in volunteer opportunities can help you achieve a sense of fulfillment.

  • Provides you with a sense of purpose. The work you complete as a volunteer is purposeful and likely helps other people in some way.

  • Helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. It often feels good to contribute to projects and organizations that mean something to you.

  • Allows you to overcome challenges. Through volunteer work, you may overcome personal challenges you might have by leaving your comfort zone and doing something new with people you may not.

  • Helps you stay physically healthy. Many volunteer opportunities involve physical labor that helps you keep active. Volunteering also reduces stress and boosts happiness.

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