Volunteering and Its Surprising Benefits: Helping Others While Helping Yourself

by Joanna Saisan, Melinda Smith, Gina Kemp.


This resource describes the four benefits of volunteering, which range from the physical to mental.


four benefits of volunteering, where to volunteer and how to get started

Recommended Audience

lay leaders, board members, and volunteer team manager



Practical Applications

  • Discern where to volunteer and how to get started after reading this article.
  • Share this article with the volunteer team to help recruit additional volunteers.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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