According to a study by the nonprofit coalition Independent Sector, almost 44 percent of people age 55 and over volunteer at least once a year. Does this number include you? If you don’t already volunteer, now is the perfect time to get involved.
April is a time for National Volunteerism. The celebration was established in 1974 by a presidential proclamation that has been renewed every year since then. Organizations across the country host special events to highlight the value of their volunteers. Volunteering can be fun, engaging and personally rewarding. Scientific studies have shown that individuals who volunteer enjoy emotional and physical benefits including lower blood pressure, increased self-worth and even a longer life. It’s a great way to make friends, thrive and stay active while putting your knowledge and life skills to good use. Take advantage and to seek out opportunities to contribute.
Join us for one of our community-wide service projects or fundraisers, such as our projects for Watermark Kids, Food Pantry Prep where we volunteer our time preparing food for a food shelter or Giving Groupies where we create items such as blankets to help the outside community!
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