Whether you are new in town or a lifelong resident, volunteering is good for both you and your town. According to Psychology Today magazine, volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one’s health than exercising and eating well. Volunteering establishes strong relationships.
Many see volunteering as a way to create connections that lead to career opportunities. By volunteering, you participate in helping our society meet needs beyond what government, non-profits or businesses are able to do. Why volunteering provides such a profound health benefit is not well-understood. It is assumed that volunteering serves to express and facilitate opportunities to carry out one’s sense of purpose.
Be a Volunteer Corps member
To facilitate volunteering, the Town of East Lyme Volunteer Corps is building a database of potential volunteers. To participate, please go to the Volunteer Corps signup page and complete the two-step registration process. You will be contacted as volunteer opportunities become available.
Watch the February, 2018 Issues & Answers to learn more about the Volunteer Corps.