Its official giving not only helps others but returns a substantial personal dividend. This is something we probably all knew intuitively but its been reconfirmed by a resent US study.
Well it not only makes you ‘feel good’, you know that warm inner glow, but apparently 68% of those surveye, of the 4,582 Americans surveyed, also thought it made them healthier.
The research recorded health benefits such as
- improved sleep,
- reduced anxiety,
- better friendships and
- stronger networks.
You couldn’t get a pill to do so much! So choose your dose of volunteering and begin to reap the benefits.
Australian 2011 National Report on Volunteering