Volunteering has an amazing ability to improve the health and well-being of those on the receiving end and have a positive effect on the volunteer. Studies show that there are six main areas of life that volunteering can have a positive impact: physical health, life satisfaction, a sense of purpose, happiness, level of depression, and self-esteem.
While volunteering can create many benefits, if you are volunteering for reasons that only benefit you, you may not experience the positive health benefits. Considering others first is a key way to plus-up the health benefits of volunteering. Being a volunteer has as many perks for you as it does for those that benefit from your service. It’s a win-win. Don’t question it and yes, you have time and talent that is greatly needed. Find your installation Volunteer Coordinator today and volunteer.
Parent of the Year Gregory Prayer was honored by the National Alliance for Youth Sports for providing more than 4,100 hours of volunteer service to the youth sports programs at Camp Lejeune - New River.
Did you know that volunteering is the perfect opportunity to develop new skills or maintain your current skill set? USMC Volunteers is always looking for new people to to assist with local projects.
Whether you’re single or a geographic bachelor, the Single Marine Program (SMP) provides a place to bond with other Marines while having fun and making a difference.