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Make a Difference Today
Today is Make a Difference Day. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service.
It’s also celebrated around the world, with millions of volunteers from around the world uniting in a common mission to improve the lives of others.
Volunteering is also great for your health!
Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health.
It increases self-confidence. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. It provides a natural sense of accomplishment and can give you a sense of pride and identity.
It combats depression. A key risk factor for depression is social isolation and volunteering helps keep you in regular contact with others and develop a solid support system.
It helps you stay physically healthy. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.
So, are you going to go out and make a difference today?