Giving Back

April is National Volunteer Month. Research has found that volunteering provides several psychological benefits. It can boost self-esteem, helping us to feel better about ourselves and our community. It challenges us to step outside our comfort zones, creates opportunities to meet others, and can be a resumé booster when looking for work. Depending on the person, it often helps us connect to our personal values and gives us a sense of satisfaction. The Triangle area has many opportunities to give back in a wide range of ways. You could umpire baseball games for special needs children, drive a car for meals on wheels or the red cross, help redo homeless shelters, or even foster dogs! For more information on the opportunities available, check out some of the websites below:
www.thevolunteercenter.org
www.volunteermatch.org
www.activegood.org
www.alottalove.org