5 Things You Didn’t Know About Volunteering

Volunteering is sometimes better than making a donation
Volunteering has saved the U.S. Development Sector over $8.4 billion in the last 19 years!

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Start Young, Age a Philanthropist
A good volunteering experience during youth is much more likely to result in a philanthropic tendency during old age — be it through donations or self-motivated generosity

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Volunteer to Live Longer
Volunteering can help you live longer — a study in 2013 proved that those who volunteer and help others have a 22% reduction in early mortality rates compared to those who don’t!

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Volunteering results in better Mental Health
Other than social benefits, volunteering has major benefits to (mental) health. A 2013 study reported that 94% people said volunteering improves their overall mood, 96% said volunteering enriches their life with a sense of purpose, 78% said volunteering helps lower their stress levels and 76% said volunteering makes them feel healthier.

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Women make Informed Choices
Women spend more time than men on researching organizations before making charitable giving decisions and place greater importance on hearing the impact of their gift.

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