WANT TO BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY? TRY VOLUNTEERING!
Have you ever considered volunteering? Are you aware that volunteering is beneficial to your own health and well-being? It is well known that volunteering, in any form, promotes positive mental health, but I was amazed to learn that volunteering has positive outcomes that go well beyond. Research suggests that people who give their time to others could be rewarded with better physical health as well—such as lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan. It makes sense, people that donate their time become more connected to their community, therefore warding off loneliness and depression. Volunteering also promotes physical activity, even if it’s just walking to and from a senior’s home to deliver Meals on Wheels.
With all these personal rewards, imagine the benefits received by those being served. Most importantly, volunteering with Clermont Senior Services directly contributes to the ability of older adults to remain living independently in their own home for as long as possible.
Last year, our volunteers donated over 21,000 hours of time to our mission. Clermont Senior Services could not offer the magnitude of services being provided without its volunteers. They give their time by delivering meals, grocery shopping, completing yard work, and assisting at our Adult Daycare and Lifelong Learning centers – all of which are essential for our programs to operate. Simply stated, volunteerism is the foundation of Clermont Senior Services.
Have you ever wondered who our organization serves? 58% of those being served are 75 years of age or older, and are living alone. Many are living in poverty, in rural communities within Clermont County.
Volunteering can take up as much, or as little, time as you would like to provide. When it is said that it can be just a little of your time, that means once a week, or even once a month. Maybe you have 60-90 minutes to offer; maybe you have more. It’s your choice, and we value your contribution.
We have exciting volunteer positions available for those interested in:
If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Kathy Angel at 513-536-4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org