Volunteering has been proven to be a healthy activity and take my word for it, it is true. One of the many non-profits that I volunteer for is the Arthritis Foundation, I have been helping them for 17 years and I feel such gratitude and happiness when I know I am helping. I am so excited about this year’s Jingle Bell Run.

Of course, we are still looking for volunteers, please email me at [email protected] if you want to help. There are all sorts of opportunities and if you can help for even an hour or 2, with setting up, handing out t-shirts, water, metals, or tearing down, we are happy to have you. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is Saturday December 9th. I would love to have you on my volunteer team!

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not. Volunteers tend to walk more, find it easier to cope with everyday tasks, are less likely to develop high blood pressure, and have better thinking skills.

Higher happiness levels: A 2020 study by researchers in the United Kingdom found that volunteering increased participants’ happiness over time.

Thank you and HAPPY JINGLING!!