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How Much Does Volunteering Impact People?

Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of others.
But did you know that volunteering can benefit your own health as well?
Start reaping these mental and physical health benefits today:

78% of people say volunteering lowers their stress

80% of volunteers feel they have control over their health

95% of volunteers say they are making their community better

76% of people say volunteering made them feel healthier

96% of people say volunteering enriches their sense of purpose in life

Note only can volunteering make you feel better physically and mentally, but it s great way to enhance your social health with new friends and common interests.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Check Out Your Local:

Animal Shelters
Museums
YMCA
Nature Centers & Parks
Hospitals
Libraries
Community Centers
Food Pantries
Retirement Homes
Habitat for Humanity

http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/~/media/UHG/PDF/2013/UNH-Health-Volunteering-Study.ashx

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