Happy vol­lies

Cockburn Gazette - - SENIORS LIFE -

VOLUNTEERS “mak­ing a world of dif­fer­ence” will be hon­oured dur­ing the 30th an­niver­sary of Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week.

From May 20-26, there will be events across the coun­try to thank Aus­tralia’s six mil­lion volunteers and cel­e­brate this year’s theme.

In WA, four out of five West Aus­tralians donate an av­er­age of 15.9 hours per month, ac­cord­ing to Vol­un­teer­ing WA.

Re­search shows peo­ple who vol­un­teer are hap­pier and health­ier, demon­strat­ing in­creased feel­ings of self-worth, sat­is­fac­tion and con­nect­ed­ness which leads to bet­ter health and well­be­ing.

There are many mo­ti­va­tors for vol­un­teer­ing, in­clud­ing en­joy­ing a sense of pur­pose.

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