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Participating in voluntering can play an important role in psychological and physical wellbeing. Research has indicated that people who routinely volunteer (at least 100 hours a year, which breaks down to 2 hours a week), especially older adults, live longer and experience better physical and mental health than those who do not. Similar benefits are experienced by volunteering teens who show improvement in their cardiovascular and mental health and report increases in empathy and altruistic behaviour (1 hr per week for 10 weeks). One of the biggest benefits of community participation is the connection between our behaviour, beliefs and values. In addition, it taps into our “internal locus of control” – a belief that our actions can truly make a difference. A value laden life is often a more meaningful and satisfying one. If important to you, I encourage participating and volunteering regularly. Further as a parent, role modelling this behaviour to children teaches them about the importance of contributing, helping others and facilitates the growth of empathic behaviour.
PHOTO: A beautiful building decoration in Helsinki taken on New Years Eve