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. We are currently providing a "Paper and Postal Service" method to deliver information. We would also like to provide subscriptions and payments online through our website.
Rest assured the paper and postal service method will always be there for any of our members who prefer it. Nothing will change unless you want it to.
Right now we could use a couple of volunteers to work with Rich Davis, our webmaster, to monitor subscription lists. They would need to be familiar with basic Excel entries and using a spreadsheet, or Mail Chimp.
Benifits 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.