“People who volunteer tend to experience fewer aches and pains.” In addition “People 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations are significantly less likely to die early, and that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor, including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status and many more. This is a stronger effect than exercising four times a week.” These quotes were passed on to me by a TEDx Wilmington speaker who read them on the Random Acts of Kindness website . They were taken from a book called Raising Happiness: In Pursuit of Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter.
In case you were not aware, you can add the profile section called VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE on your individual LinkedIn profile. It’s a great way to showcase any nonprofit organizations that you are passionate about and might even strike up a conversation with others who may be reviewing your profile.
In addition, you can seek volunteer opportunities or seek volunteers for a nonprofit on the LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace.
Because it’s that giving time of year, don’t forget to support nonprofits with your time, talent, and treasure … and list your volunteer efforts on your LinkedIn profile.