A recent study conducted by Harvard University shows that those who take part in regular volunteer work have similar health benefits to those who exercise regularly. Here are four reasons to share your talents for no monetary gain:
- Increases happiness: Volunteer work has been shown to increase endorphins.
- More time: People who donate their spare time to a good cause often feel as if they have more time.
- New skills: Volunteering allows you to learn new things.
- Less stress: Volunteer work has been shown to decrease stress levels.
If volunteer work seems like the right move for you and your family, check out Toronto-based charity Beautiful World Canada. They provide post-secondary scholarships to girls in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Courtesy of: www.newscanada.com