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The heart of volunteering

Posted by Elaine C on October 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM

I am writing today about what volunteering means to me and how it has helped others in life.

My back ground is in health care and though I had to retire early from it due to injury, I have always wanted to still be involved in some way to help others.

There are so many ways we can be all involved, even if we are not physically cabable; and creating a positive network of people around the world via the internet is making huge differences to people`s lives. as with here.

I have volunteered in schools with helping young children to read, trained young cyclists so they become safe on our roads; collected for charities and the latest venture for me was Red Cross work (this sadly did not work out). Oh and cake sales for fund raising, such fun and a really good community spirit is felt in often isolated communities, where people do not always speak to each other.

The point is, there is a true sense of "feel good factor" in volunteering your time.

i have been delighted in receiving warm thank you cards and messages of support. You realise then that you are making a difference to someone.

i found an interesting article on volunteering and the benefits of it. Good for health too!

Hope you enjoy it!

 

 http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/23/helping-others-helps-you-to-live-longer/

 Elaine

 

 

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