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Improve physical and mental wellbeing

Volunteering boosts happiness and wellbeing

  • People who volunteer have 10% higher self esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience

  • People who have never volunteered are more likely to feel unhappy, sad or depressed

  • People who volunteer are less likely to feel anxious or cry a lot

  • People who volunteer are 15% less likely to worry

  • People who volunteer are 28% more likely to feel what they do has importance

  • People who volunteer are 18% more likely to feel proud of themselves 

  • 87% agree that their life had more meaning when volunteering

  • 88% agreed after volunteering they had a lot to be proud of

Research measures – compared to those who have never volunteered

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