Register now to connect with your local AmeriCorps Alums chapter, learn about our Career Development Program, access cool member benefits, and more!

Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
Latest News: National Service News

Report Shows Volunteering Produces Health Benefits

Monday, May 07, 2007  
Share |

Volunteering Produces Health Benefits

New Report Shows Helping Others Improves Your Wellbeing and Longevity


Washington, D.C. – Volunteers help themselves to better health while helping others, according to a study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service that reviews a compelling collection of recent scientific research.


The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research has found a significant connection between volunteering and good health. The report shows that volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease. The report is available in the Research and Policy section of the Corporation’s website at
To continue reading this article, please click here now.

Community Search
User Login

Forgot your password?

Become a Member


AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Career Fair

AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Graduate School Fair

Jobs for Alums

Our Partners