Surprising Benefits of Giving Back

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After volunteering, almost all will say they feel great. Whether the volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment or their mood is boosted, giving back to the community has excellent benefits. Volunteers get involved for many different reasons. Some want to support a cause they are passionate about, and others may want to help those who are less fortunate. However, most volunteers give back because it makes a positive difference not because of the personal benefits. Volunteering can make you feel good, but also can actually improve your life and health.

Surprising Health Benefits

Studies has also found that older volunteers receive more health benefits from giving back. Studies attribute this to either the fact that volunteers older in age have a higher rate of illness or because volunteering provides them with a sense of meaning and purpose at a time when their social roles are changing.

Better the Community and Your Health

Getting involved in your community does not just include volunteering. Becoming active in community events, meeting your neighbors, helping with local schools, and smiling are easy and excellent ways to better your community. When you get involved, you can see real changes as a result of your efforts. Volunteering is a fantastic way to support a cause you are passionate about or helping those who are less fortunate. Making a difference in the community is an incredible benefit of giving back, but now you can feel even better knowing you are helping the lives of others while also benefiting your health!

David Jeansonne is a successful entrepreneur based in New Orleans, Louisiana. His goal is to help the less fortunate and improve his hometown community. Read more of his philanthropy blog or check out his Twitter!

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