Strengthen Your Community - Become a Volunteer!
When it comes to building resilient neighborhoods and strengthening communities, we talk a lot about the role of government, school, business and nonprofit organizations. But who do these organizations depend on? Volunteers! Only through a collective effort — in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose — can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.
Benefits of Getting Involved
According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, when we volunteer we not only strengthen our communities and improve lives by connecting with others, we are also more likely to exhibit health benefits. Research shows those who volunteer not only help their community but also experience better health in later years.
"Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer."
Live Well San Diego Top 10 Indicators
The Live Well San Diego Top 10 Indicator – Community Involvement – Volunteerism measures the percent of the population who volunteer. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 people volunteer their time and talents to help all San Diegans be healthy, safe and thriving!