Monday, August 1, 2011

Have you thought about being a volunteer in your community?


In a study carried out by Thoits and Hewitt on Volunteer work and Wellbeing studies showed that mixing with other people, getting involved in activities with others offered long term benefits. One of the key findings was that ‘doing good’ did have a powerful effect of alleviating depression.


People who did voluntary work when questioned rated their levels of happiness, quality of life and self esteem as higher than average. This is a great message to encourage everyone to get outside their normal life spaces and find a way to contribute as a volunteer in their local communities.

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