Volunteerism

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

-Henrik Ibsen

It’s not just good for US…it’s also good for YOU!

No doubt people derive huge satisfaction from incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community, and that alone makes doing so worthwhile.
Even more powerful than those warm fuzzies is the fact that when we share our time and talents we:

• Solve Problems
• Strengthen Communities
• Improve Lives
• Connect to Others
• Transform Our Own Lives

As if that wasn’t enough, Volunteering can also Benefit Your Health

Over the past two decades a growing body of research indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social ones. This research, which is presented by CNCS in a report titled “The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research,” has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.

So what are you waiting for? Volunteer with PCN for a healthier community and a healthier YOU!

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