The Positive Impact Volunteering has on Your Health
A look into how volunteering can have a strong positive impact on one's mental health.
Date: 5/23/2019 7:04:13 PM ( 3 y ) ... viewed 2565 times
Volunteering plays a huge, effective impact on both out mental and physical health. Volunteering is essential to the growth and advancement of any community. It also is a means of showing your loyalty to your community, organizations and causes you value, and the people you serve when volunteering. Giving back to your community not only benefits the community you serve, but also benefits you the volunteer as well.
Volunteering has a positive impact on your overall well-being, and has lots of positive effects on the people served, such as helping them to develop skills, access other resources to help, and allowing them to improve the quality of life of others. Volunteering for the right cause can help you reduce stress, meet new people and develop friendships, connect with the community, gain new skills, and also advance your career. According to the United Way, volunteering reinforces the volunteer's own sense of worthiness and vitality in the program, and often allow people to try new activities or learn new skills.
Stress and Anxiety
Volunteering is very effective in reducing stress, anxiety, anger and also can fight off symptoms of depression. When helping others in need, volunteering can play a huge role in improving your self-esteem and confidence, as well as help you find your gifts and purpose in life. Being an active volunteer in your community, brings a sense of self awareness and community awareness, bringing together both the volunteers and people served in ways that can strengthen and bring solutions to issues each community served, promoting overall well-being, health and safety. Volunteering is a great way to improve your physical health as well. Volunteers of all ages can receive all the physical health benefits volunteering has to offer. Physically active volunteers gain the benefits of having good blood circulation, reduce the risk of heart disease. and are less likely to develop high blood pressure, or having chronic pain issues.
Volunteers who work in the areas of social services reap the benefits of developing and advancing in critical thinking as well as other thinking and communication skills. There are several volunteer programs available for volunteers to find their niche and discover their gifts and talents and what they have to offer the community. Choosing the right volunteer program for you is essential and critical for both you and those you plan to serve. According to lead study author Rodlescia Sneed, a doctoral candidate in social and health psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. “Many people find volunteer work to be helpful with respect to stress reduction.”
Because of their ethical commitments and good deed to sustainable development, GVI offers a wide variety of volunteer programs for dedicated volunteers to find their purpose and place in the world of volunteer services. With over 150 volunteer projects, we have many volunteer opportunities around the world. If you are an animal lover and enjoy the wildlife, there are many opportunities for you to enjoy while being educated and enlightened with the benefits each program provides.
There are also volunteer programs for those who enjoy working with youth, in healthcare, as well as in sports and construction.Because of their ethical commitments and human empowerment principles, and they're good deed to sustainable development, they offer a variety of volunteer programs for dedicated volunteers to find their purpose and place in the world of volunteer services. If you are an animal lover and enjoy the wildlife, there are many opportunities for you to enjoy while being educated and enlightened with the benefits each program provides.
There are also volunteer programs for those who enjoy working with the youth, in healthcare, as well as in sports and construction.
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