Volunteer for the Health of It!
Exercise regularly, eat a well-balanced diet, and do something nice for someone - that's the advice you're apt to get from your doctor in the near future.
More and more, a substantial body of research evidence is indicating that there are very real personal, physical, and emotional benefits to helping others. The benefits of volunteering can be personal health, skill building, and sense of community.
Donating your time and talents allow you to experience a world and a life outside of your own box. You encounter new places, people, and most importantly, learn about yourself.
Make A Difference!
Volunteer work improves the well being of individual volunteers because it enhances social support networks. People with strong social support networks have lower premature death rates, less heart disease, and fewer health risk factors.
It takes special people to give freely of their valuable time and talents to help others. People who volunteer are caring, dedicated and committed. There are many community organizations who need volunteers, so check with your local schools, churches, hospitals, civic organizations, government offices, or other community organizations - and make a difference for yourself and your community.
At Northridge Hospital we have many unique opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to make a difference! Check out our volunteer services. Volunteers may work directly with patients or choose work behind the scenes.
Energetic volunteers of all ages and skills are needed. Volunteers are generally asked to give a minimum of four hours a week. There are many different volunteer roles to fit individual time schedules, abilities, and interests.