Want to Volunteer?
We could use some help! Whether it is in the Smithtown office or out-of-town from your computer, we can use your skills. Are you capable with electronic surveys such as Mail Chimp, or perhaps able to send out blast emails to our entire membership when something that is time-sensitive cannot wait for newsletter publication?
Please call John Pettit at 631-584-7564
or email Mary Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Volunteering
There is a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.
Comparisons of the health benefits of volunteering for different age groups have also shown that older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering, whether because they are more likely to face higher incidence of illness or because volunteering provides them with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose at a time when their social roles are changing.
Some of these findings also indicate that volunteers who devote a “considerable” amount of time to volunteer activities (about 100 hours per year) are most likely to exhibit positive health outcomes.