Still deciding your New Year’s Resolution? Consider volunteering! Volunteering benefits not only the community that is being served, but the person serving the community as well. Here are four reasons why volunteering makes the perfect New Year’s Resolution:
1. Volunteering can improve your physical and mental health.
As a volunteer, you’re always on the move—whether you’re cooking and serving meals to cancer patients or stuffing a farting animal—volunteering helps you stay active. Not only that, but volunteering can also reduce stress and increase happiness—volunteers often develop a sense of meaning and appreciation when in service to others.
2. Volunteering can provide a sense of purpose and teach you valuable skills.
Giving your time and effort to cause that you find meaningful can create a sense of purpose within you. The work you provide as a volunteer can also increase life satisfaction as well as self-esteem!
3. Volunteering can nurture new and existing relationships.
Volunteering gives you an opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life! It is a great way to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships, all while participating in shared activities.
4. You can make a difference.
When you volunteer, any kind act, big or small, can make a difference.
Make volunteering a reality this year. Complete this application to volunteer with There Goes My Hero.