According to several studies on volunteerism, those people who volunteer reap social, emotional and even physical benefits from their experiences.
- Boosts self-esteem because by helping others you’ll find a greater sense of self-worth and trust
- Expands your connections by bringing you together with people of similar values and ethics
- Contributes to a longer life and decreases heart disease
- Give purpose to people as they get older and wards off the feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Combats stress because you become happier when you are doing for others
- Gives a good example and makes you a role model for others
- Teaches new skills no matter how much experience you already have!
Volunteer Opportunity on Long Island
Long Island Crisis Center, the 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in its Counselor Assistant Training Program.
The Crisis Center encourages you to feel good about yourself and to help others, too, by enrolling in its free, Counselor Assistant Training program that takes place over 3 three-hour sessions at its office in Bellmore. June’s training will be held on 3 successive Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on June 8th, 15th and 22nd. July’s training will be held on 3 successive Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm at July 5th, 12th and 19th. Completion of the Counselor Assistant training is a prerequisite for the Crisis Center’s Counselor Training, which begins in September.
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