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.”

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