What are the some of the benefits of being a volunteer? For one thing, it is great for your health! From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, volunteerism not only makes a difference in the lives of others, research shows that it can also improve one’s health. The Mayo Clinic, in an article titled, “Helping People, Changing Lives: The 6 Health Benefits of Volunteering”, offers this information:
Mayo Clinic (5/18/2017). Retrieved from: http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/helping-people-changing-lives-the-6-health-benefits-of-volunteering
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Rebecca Carver is the Family and Volunteer Coordinator at the Bird House. Prior to coming tot the Bird House, Rebecca was a chaplain with Iowa City Hospice for 13 years. When she isn't working, Rebecca is either knitting, playing violin for one of the musicals in town or taking care of her 3 year old grandson.
Welcome to our Bird House Blog: Bird House Chatter. Each month. we will feature a new author on our blog. You will get to hear from volunteers, staff, healthcare professionals, family members, donors, board members! Here's the 2nd one in the series. Please leave comments and let us know if you would like to read about something specific. Thanks for visiting the blog.