The Impact of Volunteering on the Health and Well-Being of the Volunteer
To celebrate National Volunteering Week 2017, Volunteer Ireland launched a new report exploring the impact of volunteering on the health and well-being of volunteers.
There are numerous existing studies which link volunteering to health and well-being. This report takes a different approach by exploring exactly how people feel when they volunteer, what it is about volunteering that elicits these feelings and how exactly volunteering impacts on the overall well-being of volunteers. It also identifies the various factors which affect how volunteering impacts a person’s well-being.
The report combines a short literature review along with the findings of primary research (national survey and focus groups) by Volunteer Ireland involving almost 2,000 volunteers. The full report can be accessed here.