Volunteering makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. But did you know how much you help yourself by giving back? From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, volunteering offers many health benefits—especially for older adults.
Just search the web: There are over 19 million hits for articles on how doing good helps people lead better, healthier lives. Start reaping these mental and physical health benefits today:
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Ready to start experiencing these health benefits? We make it easy! Try volunteering at summer camps, coaching a sport or exploring other ideas in our Get Active, Get Outdoors article.
Use Create the Good to connect with local volunteer opportunities or Senior Corps, which helps those 55+ become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need.
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Every Volunteer Act Counts!
Keep track of—and get rewarded—for your service with the Rewards Volunteers app, created by Cabot Creamery, a Create the Good community partner. Each hour you log in the app gives you another chance to win prizes for yourself or the organization where you volunteer. And since your hours also post to Facebook, each “like” also increases your chances to win. Download the app now.