According to a health report published by Harvard University, the more often people volunteer, the happier they are. But increased happiness isn’t the only reason to volunteer. Donating your time and talents also:

  • Improves your health
  • Boosts your resumé
  • Allows you to learn new skills
  • Changes someone’s life
  • Strengthens your community
  • Provides new opportunities to meet people
  • Inspires you
  • Helps you to find a sense of purpose
  • Increases self confidence

Check out the video below to find out why Chris Conger (one of our own) has spent many hours volunteering.




In the coming weeks, look for other videos featuring local businesses and individuals who generously give to others. We would also love to hear your stories of someone you know who demonstrates a giving heart.  Just post in the comments below.

And there’s more…

We want to inspire, energize, and recognize even more volunteering. So, be on the lookout for special posts about contests (with prizes!) sponsored by our local merchants and partners in #iBuildHope, our campaign to encourage volunteerism.

#iBuildHope…because we’re building a caring community, one volunteer at a time.