Volunteering is all about helping others. But when you volunteer, one of the people who can benefit is you. Everyone has their own reasons to volunteer, including:
Volunteering also has health benefits. A review of research by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, found volunteering is linked to longer life, lower rates of depression, and less risk of heart disease.
In other words, volunteering can make you happier and healthier.
Learn about the many ways to become involved with the American Cancer Society.
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