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!
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
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!
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.
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.