Volunteering is proven to build bonds with others—and when you bond with others, you create goodwill, good vibes, and even good health for you and those who need your help. If you don’t volunteer already, there are probably opportunities right in your own neighborhood. But your “neighbor” isn’t limited to the people in the house next door or down the road. Your neighbors work in your office building, attend your place of worship, and serve you in local shops and restaurants. Chances are, there are people you see every day who can benefit from your time and talent.
“People who volunteer feel a deeper connection to their communities and to other people.” -UnitedHealth Group, 2013 Health and Volunteering Study