Why volunteer? Because it’s good for your health and well-being! Recently the Stanford Center on Longevity studied a large group of Americans in their 50’s who are doing well in the three areas crucial to long-term well-being: healthful living, financial security and social engagement. A troubling fact emerged: people in their 50’s are less socially engaged than previous generations, with weaker ties to family, friends and community. Feeling socially connected to others is critical for physical and mental health. If people are not connected socially before they retire, it is harder to connect with others after retirement. With a lot of people newly retired to Palm Beach County, many find it difficult to connect with new work or volunteer activities that are meaningful and use their life skills and experience.
Volunteer work is a way to find purposeful engagement. A growing body of medical research suggests that volunteering produces benefits for physical and mental health, creating greater happiness, longer lives and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.
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Don’t Miss This Podcast with Rosemary Nixon on the State of Volunteerism in Palm Beach County
Scott Greenberg, host of the weekly podcast “OMG…I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom,” talks with Rosemary Nixon of Encore PBC about the state of volunteerism in our area and why it is so difficult to match organizations who need help with those who can.
According to Scott, “A most interesting conversation you will thoroughly enjoy.”
LOOKING FOR A NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY?
Get a Free Consultation With an Encore Coach! Complete our new Volunteer Assessment Profile. Once submitted, you will be contacted by Joni Cherbo or Christine Catoggio, Encore of Palm Beach County Advisory Board Members, to schedule your complimentary 30-minute coaching session.
CLICK HERE to complete your Volunteer Assessment Profile!
Featured Volunteer Opportunities
Links to Volunteer Job Listings
You can now post an opportunity
You can now post an opportunity by clicking on the link below and filling out the form. Please be advised to read all the instructions here. The opportunity will be reviewed and approved for posting. Individuals who are interested in your opening will contact you directly based on the information provided in the position description. Let us know when the position has been filled so we can remove the opportunity.