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The benefits of volunteering, without leaving home
By helping others as a virtual or remote volunteer, you’ll still reap the rewards of this labor of love.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said that "life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’" Those words from 1957 are still relevant in our world full of inequities and people in need. And interestingly, helping others — particularly volunteering — also appears to boomerang back to us with significant health and wellness benefits.
But how can you volunteer if you’re homebound due to the pandemic, disability, or transportation issues? Take heart: there are lots of opportunities, and many reasons to consider them.
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