The benefits of volunteering are well documented:
Better health: People who volunteered spent 38 percent fewer nights in the the hospital over the course of two years than non-volunteer.
Make new friends and stay young: Research shows that individuals with higher social engagement tend to have higher cognitive function.
New skills and a built resume: By staying engaged in the working world and learning new skills, volunteering can lead to a job.
Better time management: According to the Harvard Business Review, giving your time to others can make you feel more ‘time affluent’ and less time-constrained.