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ol­un­teer work is some­thing close to my heart. Per­son­ally speak­ing, I’ve found that carv­ing out time to help oth­ers has made life more mean­ing­ful.

I’ve vol­un­teered at var­i­ous places over the years, and presently teach at mi­cro-busi­ness school Aidha. The non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion em­pow­ers do­mes­tic helpers by pro­vid­ing the skills they need to start small busi­nesses when they re­turn home. The ed­u­ca­tion they re­ceive spans from money man­age­ment skills to com­mu­ni­ca­tion abil­i­ties.

When vol­un­teer­ing, it is im­por­tant to find a cause that you feel strongly about. Ask friends and fam­ily for ideas, or visit the Na­tional Vol­un­teer & Phi­lan­thropy Cen­tre’s web­site at for in­spi­ra­tion.

Vol­un­teer­ing your time to help oth­ers also has pos­i­tive ef­fects on your health. Here are just three ways it is good for you.

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