It’s National Volunteer Week , a time to highlight and thank all the volunteers who help make our world a better place. Thank you to all who take a piece of their time for others.

Research shows that volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem AND your overall satisfaction with LIFE! When you do good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

In a world where we are hearing daily about mental health challenges and (according to mental health stats in Canada) 56% (that’s more than 1 in 2) are not getting the mental health they need. So what if we increased some volunteer time in our week? Now I’m not saying volunteering cures mental health requirements in all people – but if it can offer you a boost, what do you have to lose? 

Volunteering also helps in a number of other areas of your life and your work life:

– You can gain new skills.

– You can make new friends.

– It improves your mental and physical health and wellbeing.

– You truly get something from giving something back. (endorphin boost)

– and it improves your confidence.

All of this is a WIN in my books. 
Number one objection is always time. But volunteering can be so simple nowadays. You don’t have to join boards and sit through meetings; you can volunteer just an hour here or there. You can fit it into your schedule.
Start by identifying what you’re passionate about. Look into that area and see where you can help! Need some assistance in finding places to jump in? Check out this resource:
Let’s continue to Learn.Launch.Love!