A recent study done on volunteers – even people who only volunteer 2 hours per week – showed a significant connection between volunteering and good health.
The study shows that volunteers live longer, have a higher level of functioning, lower rates of depression, and lower rates of heart disease.
April 21-26 is National Volunteer Week, so be sure to thank all of your volunteers at your institutions.
64 million Americans volunteer for a total of 8 billion hours and save $170 billion every year. See: you guys are worth a lot of money!
In particular, a big thank you to Chetta Yenni, who has been volunteering for 23 years; Irma Lind, a 30 year volunteer; and Cathy Martinez, who’s been volunteering for 34 years.
I thank you all. I couldn’t do my job with out you. Hats off to our volunteers!