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National Volunteer Week 2017


  • May 11, 2017
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This National Volunteer Week we celebrate and acknowledge the generous contribution of our Extended Families volunteers, and volunteers everywhere.

Research shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives. 

Volunteering builds community and is one of the strongest predictors of increasing our health and happiness.

'One of the healthiest things we can do is to volunteer. Volunteering leads to healthier, happier, and longer lives’.  

‘Sustainable well-being comes not from money or consumerism, but from having meaningful happiness in our lives. Studies show intimate links between generosity and our immune systems. We now know that volunteering is not just good for our physical health, but for our psychological and emotional health too.'

Associate Professor Thomas Nielsen, University of Canberra http://www.thomaswnielsen.net/

So thank you and enjoy your volunteering and all the benefits that come with it!


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