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The Benefits of Volunteering

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by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo (subscribe)
Studied Political Science at Duquesne University. Highest Honors Graduate in Fitness and Nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. Self-Taught Cook. Self-Taught Make-Up Artist. Loves Her Loved Ones. Frugal Gal.
Published March 15th 2021
Why you should and ways you should
Volunteering makes one happy and healthy. There is a ton of research to support this: see However, I am going to make this short and sweet.

Are you shy? Are you new to a neighborhood? Why not make new friends?

Control the over-production of the stress hormone cortisol as volunteering stops stress, anxiety and fear.

Do you have a few spaces on your resume? Why not fill up those spaces with your volunteer work?

Why not go after your passion?

Do you still not know what to do? Here are quite a few activities for you to do. The following might get you motivated!

Croquet or stitch clothing
Create newborn baby hats. Create gloves, toboggans and scarfs for the homeless.

Use your social media to broadcast a cause
Are you passionate about a cause? Promate this cause via your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest accounts.

Goodie bags
Create little baggies of personal necessities for the homeless.

Buy in bulk
Are you an extreme couponer? Do you like to buy a lot at once? Would you like to donate a little of your bulk?


Clean the public
Do you live near a public park for example? Why not pick up some litter?

Do you know a person in need of a little love? Why not create a prayer chain?

Why not cook a nice meal for a person who is always alone?

Clean your closet
Go through your closet and donate everything that you do not wear.

Donate your books
Just how many cookbooks can a person need for example? Donate unused books.

Finally, I hope you are motivated to get involved in at least one aspect. There are people that need you. Personally, I volunteer for a fitness and nutrition website. There are days when I wish I were paid to do it, yet know I am doing a good thing. I do it for the friends, my body, my resume and fulfillment.

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