Content provided by the Health & Wellness Team at GBS Benefits
Creating strong community connections is an important way to find a deeper sense of belonging and purpose. Spending time enriching and learning about your community helps to broaden your perceptions of the world. Giving back to the place you call home also helps unite the community and bridge social, economic, and political gaps.
Individuals who have volunteered throughout their lifetime typically live longer and have better psychological well-being. In addition, volunteering gives people a sense of purpose. The fulfilling feeling of giving back and contributing to society is unparalleled.
As more people get involved, bonds and companionships form which creates a happy place to live. Every individual belongs to a community and has the opportunity to make it a place they enjoy. Contributing to a community with similar attitudes, values, and goals is a gratifying part of life.
Communities can be built and shaped in many ways. They can be virtual, local, driven by one individual or whole committees. There are no rules to finding the right community. Don’t be afraid to look beyond the typical definition of community to find the best support and connections for you.
Did You Know? It is statistically proven that people who volunteer regularly are healthier both physically and mentally.