Beat the winter blues - Volunteer and join our Critteraid Family

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Beat the winter blues: Volunteer!
Beat the winter blues: Volunteer and join our Critteraid Family!
Winters can be long and cold. It can be tempting to hibernate as much as possible outside of
work or school obligations. One way to survive the winter in an enjoyable way and help
combat seasonal affective disorder at the same time is to give back to the community.
Not only does volunteering make your community a better place, it improves your mental health.
According to the Doing Good is Good for You: Health and Volunteering Study, volunteering can
lower your stress levels, make you feel physically healthier and increase your overall satisfaction
with life.
Volunteering also connects you to your community and introduces you to new people. Being
around other people can improve your mood and help combat social isolation. Through
volunteering, you meet like-minded people who are passionate about the same causes you care
Finally, volunteering can help you develop new skills or hone existing ones, turning the winter
into a productive season. Skills-based volunteering highlights the mutually beneficial
relationship of volunteering, benefiting both the volunteer and the organization.
And if it’s just too cold to leave the house, we offer virtual volunteering opportunities that can be
done from the comfort of the warm indoors. With technology, there are many ways you can
contribute to an organization without being physically present. Just ask our Social Media
Manager / Guru