Volunteering Improves Mental Health

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  1. Perfect Melancholy

    Perfect Melancholy SF Friend

    Article in todays Guardian about volunteering http://www.theguardian.com/voluntar...rch-shows-volunteering-improves-mental-health I really liked reading the case studies they used on it

    I have to agree with this report from the CAB, volunteering can be done picking your own hours and days etc, most places in the uk pay for your travel and lunch. It gives a sense of purpose and also gives stability and structure, so you can develop a routine, whilst I volunteer rarely now because of my work, I find that I always feel good after.

    At Christmas I volunteered at one the homeless shelters we run at a school up in chalk Farm (London),I was overwhelmed by how good it made me feel about myself, something that I had not felt in so long hell I cleaned toilets even and loved every moment.

    Anyway just my ramble for the day

  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    So true volunteering gives one a purpose to get up in morning
  3. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    In the uk this week is volunteering week and if you Google Volunteering Week you will find lots of informnation about voluntary work

    Volunteering is good for the soul plus you meet people & it is a boost to your cv
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