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Volunteering is Good for your Mind and Body  

Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health.

  • Volunteering increases self-confidenceVolunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
  • Volunteering combats depression. Reducing the risk of depression is another important benefit of volunteering. A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.
  • Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy. Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but it’s especially beneficial in older adults. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.
Why Should I Volunteer?
When do I have time to volunteer, you ask yourself. I am too busy being a parent! Volunteering is important for all of us. Volunteering at your child's school may be one of the most important, life-altering things you can ever do for your child.
 
Why you ask? Because it sends a very clear message to your child that you're devoting your most precious commodity - yourself - to something thats important to you their education.  It shows them you support them and their teachers and lets them know that what they do matters to you. 
 
Its all about them 
Were talking about our teachers and staff the very teachers and staff who nurture your child everyday throughout the school year. We need your helping hands and smiling faces on our campuses to help lighten the load for our staff giving them more time in the classroom. 

We need you! 
The number one reason people don't volunteer is because no one asked them. Well, we are asking for you to be involved! Your time and knowledge is needed and wanted by our staff and students. The diversity of our community and the experiences you can share with our students is valuable to us. Whether it's a little time or a lot of time on campus or at home, WE NEED YOU! We could not do it without each of you!