New Mobile App Makes It Easy To Find Volunteer Opportunities

You can now find local volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org's new free mobile app for iPhones.

Download the app, type in your zip code, and you will be presented a host of nonprofit organizations with volunteer opportunities in your area.

And, if you are a leader in the workforce, take note of the recently completed research that VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare recently completed.

They found compelling evidence that volunteering not only enhances volunteers' physical and mental health, but also strengthens relationships between employers and employees.

So, encourage employees to volunteer. Organize groups of employees to volunteer after work or on the weekends. Consider rewarding employees with incentives or extra vacation time in exchange for their volunteer hours.

Some highlights of the findings from the VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare research show that:

  • 68% of those who volunteer in the past year report that volunteering made them feel physically healthier. 
  • 29% of volunteers who suffer from a chronic condition say that volunteering has helped them manage their chronic illness. 
  • 89% of volunteers agree that volunteering improved their sense of well-being.
  • 73% of volunteers feel that volunteering lowered their stress levels.
  • 92% of volunteers agree that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose in life.

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