Helping others kindles happiness, as many studies have demonstrated. Volunteering for a social cause may bring peace and solutions to oneself where unresolved issues are getting more complicated with busy and competitive lifestyles.
The more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help others those in need and improve your health and happiness.
When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine. Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy—a hike in happiness comparable to having an income of $75,000–$100,000 versus $20,000, say the researchers.
Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.
Four ways to feel healthier and happier
We appeal you to volunteer with Saksham. We are working to give an interdependent fulfilling life to persons with visual impairment and we request you to help us in this endeavor. You can fill in the volunteer form given below and we will get in touch with you or you can directly connect to us at:
486, Double Storey, New Rajender Nagar,
Phone no.- +91-011-42411015, 45793601
Helpline no.- +91-011-64650655(Monday-Friday, 10.00 am to 05.00 pm)
e-mail id: [email protected]