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The Benefits of Volunteering

June 6, 2012

Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. In addition, when we share our time and talents we:

  • Solve problems
  • Strengthen communities
  • Improve lives
  • Connect to others
  • Transform our own lives

The Corporation of National & Community Service (CNCS) has prepared a report on the Health Benefits of Volunteering. Some of the highlights include benefits like “lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression”.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and volunteer now. To find an opportunity visit United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center.

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