Volunteerism and Democracy

“Volunteer involvement is fundamental to a healthy and democratic society in Canada. It promotes civic engagement and active participation in shaping the society we want. It gives everyone a voice and the space to contribute to the quality of life in communities.”Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement Volunteer involvement has a powerful impact on Canadian society, 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