Volunteering is an excellent way to broaden your social support network and keep your mind active by learning new things. It is an easy way to build connections with your local community, and doing so provides an opportunity to:
- Share your knowledge and experiences;
- Give back to your community;
- Make a positive difference;
- Feel good about yourself;
- Discover a new hobby;
- Make new friends;
- Help others in need.
Most non-profit organizations rely on the dedication of volunteers. Mental health charities are no different. The Canadian Mental Health Association, for example, relies on volunteers to help provide programs to the thousands of people who depend on our services each year.
Not only does volunteering have many benefits for you, but it also is an excellent way to strengthen mental health sector.