Why Volunteering May Be the Perfect New Year’s Resolution


Looking to set a life changing New Year’s resolution? Volunteering may be a great option for you!

We’ve finally entered 2018—and we all know what that means! Now’s the time to start setting some resolutions and trying to improve your life. It’s a good time to look back at how you spent the last year, what you did, and what you wish you had done. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, there’s no time like the present to get started giving back to your community.

Reducing Stress, Increasing Happiness

With 2018 in full swing, we’re all looking for ways to improve our overall mood. Volunteering is a great way to do so! Giving up some of your time to help with meal services or fundraising can actually have big benefits on your mood and health. According to Harvard Medical School, volunteering can contribute to lower stress levels and even lower blood pressure. You’ll also just feel better knowing that you’ve put time into your community and done your part to help!

Aiding Communities in Need

If you’re in a position where volunteering your time is a realistic option, that’s great! That said, there are others out there who need help. It’s always good to give back to the community you’re a part of. Helping those who are struggling will only benefit where you live in the long run, so if you’re a resident of Baltimore who plans on staying, volunteering is a great way to make it a nicer place to live. It truly works out for everyone!

Setting an Example

If you have children, volunteering is a fantastic way to show them what hard work and compassion can really mean. Winter can be a particularly rough season for a lot of people out there—namely, homeless communities who don’t have easy access to shelter or food. Volunteering to help these communities shows children that they’re worth valuing and are just as equal human beings as the rest of us.  

Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Volunteering in Baltimore

To learn more about our youth programs, Attendance Affirmation Project, how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

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