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Stay Young and Healthy, Volunteer

Stay Young and Healthy, Volunteer

United Way’s vision is a world where all individuals and families reach their greatest potential. To advance the common good we mobilize folks to action – to give, advocate and volunteer in the areas of education, income and health.  But did you know that while you are improving the conditions for our communities when you volunteer, you are gaining health benefits for yourself as well?
 
Research is growing that shows volunteering provides not only social benefits, but individual health benefits too. This research indicates a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.  Learn more here and here.