Why Volunteer for Neighborhood Falmouth?
While research has shown that people who volunteer are happier and healthier, we often hear that volunteering for Neighborhood Falmouth has unique benefits and rewards.
Neighborhood Falmouth’s flexible scheduling system makes it easy for volunteers to sign-up for assignments based on their availability and interests. No pressure, and snowbirds are welcome!
Our volunteers often tell us that they volunteer because they wish an organization like Neighborhood Falmouth had been around when their parents were aging. Some volunteer so that NF will be here when they need it. Some volunteers are new to town and want to learn the area and its residents better. And some are retirees who are glad they finally have time to give back to their community. Whatever your reasons, we’re glad to have you!
Besides helping others, research shows
that people who volunteer:
• Make a positive difference
• Have higher self-esteem
• Learn new skills and interests
• Develop strong friendships
• Gain a sense of belonging
• Encourage others to “pay it forward”
The following resources provide information about the health benefits of volunteering:
Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. But did you know that volunteering can benefit your own health as well? Researchers have attempted to measure the benefits that volunteers receive including positive feeling referred to as helper’s high, increased trust in others and increased social interaction. Information from the Mayo Clinic.
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Information from HelpGuide.org in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
What Volunteers Are Saying About the Benefits of Working with NF
"It's a true opportunity for quality time with this amazing and humble generation."
"It feels good to do this small thing..."
"I've met wonderful and caring people "
"Volunteering has given me much more than I have given"