Rising to the Challenge: Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals

NVW 2019 Blog Series: Part 2 On this second day of National Volunteer Week (NVW), let us celebrate volunteers and organisations that lift communities by contributing to reaching the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)! That’s the volunteer factor! In 2015, the United Nations adopted the SDGs to mobilize global efforts to improve social, economic, and Continue Reading

Volunteering and Healthy Aging

Volunteering is a rewarding activity for older adults. It enhances wellbeing and contributes to an active lifestyle. Research shows that there are significant health benefits to be gained from volunteering. These benefits include enhanced physical, psychological and cognitive health. Physical Health Benefits Research has consistently found that physical health benefits are associated with volunteering. These findings indicate that volunteers report better physical health when compared Continue Reading