Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is said to have tremendous benefits not only to one’s spirit and soul but it has also been show to be good for your overall health too.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Develop better communication skills
  • Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Express gratitude for help you have received in the past
  • Improved Health: Studies show that volunteers experience many health benefits including the elimination of chronic pain, feeling less depression, improved self-esteem, feeling less stress, lower blood pressure rates, and the bolstering of the immune system. Volunteering has also been linked to lower mortality rates in older adults.
  • Improved Interpersonal Skills: Develop a better understanding of people, help motivate others, and learn to be able to deal with difficult situations.

Coming of Age Membership Benefits

  • Invitation into Coming of Age events
  • Invitation to Coming of Age trainings
  • Information and referral services
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Recognition and awards
  • Networking opportunities
  • Limited mileage reimbursement for volunteers in priority areas. If you are unsure whether you volunteer in a priority area, please contact Coming of Age.
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance
  • A feeling of community pride and engagement