There are some great benefits that come with being a volunteer...


There are many good reasons to volunteer. In fact, studies show that volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better compared to those who don’t volunteer. Some health and wellbeing facts about the benefits of volunteering include: 1

  • 95% of volunteers say that volunteering is related to feelings of well-being. 
  • Volunteering results in a ‘helper’s high’, a powerful physical and emotional feeling experienced when directly helping others. 
  • Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health.
  • A strong correlation exists between the well-being, happiness, health, and longevity of people who are emotionally kind and compassionate in their charitable helping activities.
  • The experience of helping others provides meaning, a sense of self-worth, a social role and health enhancement.
  • Volunteering strengthens social inclusion, connection, identity, sense of purpose and lessens loneliness. 

Volunteering at Arthritis Queensland can offer a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Some of the benefits to our volunteers are:

  • Building upon your interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Joining a vibrant and growing team.
  • Feeling a sense of achievement each day knowing you are making a difference. 
  • Valuable work experience and knowledge growth. 
  • Volunteering from the comfort of your own home. 
  • Staying connected with your community. 
  • Helping Arthritis Queensland to improve the lives of people living with arthritis.  

 
If you are considering volunteering with Arthritis Queensland, you can register your interest below and we'll be in touch about what volunteer roles we have available.

If you have any questions you can contact us at jessica@arthritis.org.au or give us a call on 07 3857 4200.





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1. Facts and Figures (updated 27 October 2020). Volunteering Queensland. https://volunteeringqld.org.au/volunteers/facts-figures#health-and-well-being-benefits-of-volunteering

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