Volunteering can help you connect.
And it’s good for your health.
Everyone knows volunteering makes you feel good. But did you know it also makes you healthier? Research shows that volunteers experience:
- An improved sense of well-being
- Lower stress levels
- Better management of chronic illness
- Decreased risk of depression
- A sense of purpose, fulfillment and increased self-confidence
- Increased brain function
- Increased dopamine levels
- Longer life
Seniors in particular see a substantial improvement in their quality of life when they volunteer. Taking part in volunteer activities helps them reduce their isolation risk and maintain greater control over their health.
Ready to volunteer?
If you’re an older adult who wants to help others — or someone who wants to help older adults — enter your ZIP code and click on SEARCH for volunteer opportunities.