April is National Volunteer Month
According to Project Helping, 94% of volunteers experience an emotional recharge known as a “helper’s high,” which improves individuals’ moods, boosts productivity, reduces stress and fosters a sense of purpose. A substantial number of U.S. employers even offer paid-time-off exclusively for volunteer work, allowing employees to invest hours in their non-profit of choice. In addition to the mental wellness payoff, volunteering can have a huge impact on your professional marketability. Volunteering is proven to:
- Boost your resume, asserting you as a well-rounded applicant.
- Build a unique skillset.
- Improve physical health and ward off mental ailments such as dementia.
- Foster community in new social settings.
Join the Giving Back movement by visiting http://www.volunteerMatch.org to discover opportunities nearest you.