At AGEIST, we fully embrace the sentiment behind annual resolutions — especially those about improving our lives and the lives of people around us. What better way to kick off the new year than committing to giving back? While volunteering in your community helps those who need it most, it can also compound your sense of belonging and feelings of fellowship.
Finding purpose through resolutions
Fundamentally, many resolutions are about becoming better versions of ourselves. Recent studies from the National Library of Medicine found that most New Year’s resolutions revolve around physical health, interpersonal relationships, and personal growth.
Volunteering can check off many goals tied to health, growth, and relationship in a positive, fun, and action-oriented way. You will feel great and be part of something purposeful that benefits others.
Have we convinced you of the merits of making a resolution to volunteer? If so, we know just the place to start: AmeriCorps Seniors.
Volunteering with AmeriCorps Seniors
AmeriCorps Seniors is the national volunteer organization for adults aged 55 and up. Volunteers join AmeriCorps Seniors to find community service opportunities that match their unique interests.
Over 140,000 volunteers serve in AmeriCorps Seniors’ three programs: RSVP, the Senior Companion Program, and the Foster Grandparent Program. Research shows that volunteering with programs like AmeriCorps Seniors may:
• Give you a deeper and longer-lasting sense of happiness
If you are looking for an approach-oriented resolution with a little heart, volunteering through AmeriCorps Seniors is the way to go in 2024. Use the AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder tool to find local volunteering opportunities that match your location, passions, and availability. By resolving to volunteer, you can simultaneously improve your community and personal wellbeing.
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