Sarah Ford | September 26, 2013

The Science of Volunteerism & What You Should Know

Take it from Einstein, “only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

In a recent article, Arianna Huffington cites the science behind the various benefits that volunteers receive from “giving back.” It’s information that can be helpful in recruiting volunteers – especially corporate volunteers – for your program.

Studies have shown an enormous boost in health and employment engagement as a result of volunteering. For instance, a study from Duke University and The University of Texas at Austin found that, “seniors who volunteered had significantly lower rates of depression than non-volunteers.” Another study proves that giving in the workplace creates a healthier and more collaborative environment. And, United Health Group found that volunteer programs “increased engagement and productivity.”

>> Click here to read more.

Source: Meals on Wheels

Get Resources and Insights Straight To Your Inbox

Explore More Articles

Women’s Health Month

April 8, 2024

May is Women’s Health Month, a time when we focus on the importance of taking care of ourselves and our health. This month is an…

Read Article

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

April 8, 2024

May 10 marks the celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a time to honor and recognize the immense contributions made by military spouses in supporting…

Read Article

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

April 8, 2024

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. In addition to the skin, melanoma may also occur in mucous membranes – thin, moist layers of tissue that cover surfaces…

Read Article

Get Resources and Insights Straight To Your Inbox

Receive our monthly/bi-monthly newsletter filled with information about causes, nonprofit impact, and topics important for corporate social responsibility and employee engagement professionals, including disaster response, workplace giving, matching gifts, employee assistance funds, volunteering, scholarship award program management, grantmaking, and other philanthropic initiatives.

newsletter-mock