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4 ways that volunteering can be good for you

By Jennifer A. Jones, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, University of Florida
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More than 77 million Americans volunteer a total of 6.9 billion hours a year doing everything from fighting fires to raising funds for cancer research. These efforts help others and support communities. But volunteering also tends to benefit the volunteers themselves in at least four different ways, explains nonprofit management scholar Jennifer A. Jones.

1. Boosting your health, especially if you assist others


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