How Volunteering Improves your Health

A recent study by Harris Interactive surveyed over 3000 people in the United States  to uncover that benefits of Volunteering go beyond helping others.    The study was sited in a recent article by Jennifer L. Blanck DTM found  in a Toastmasters publication “ Where Leaders Are Made “ .  According to the study Volunteering made people feel healthier, lowers stress levels, improves their mood and enriches their sense of purpose.   Other studies sited in the article showed that people over the age of 70 have a significantly reduced mortality rate compared to those who did not volunteer.  In addition to providing a social outlet, professional and personal skill development, people generally  find fulfillment  when they are contributing to the lives of others.

To read about these studies and learn more about the health benefits of volunteering visit

submitted by Bernie Bowie