Don't let the January blues get you down this #BlueMonday, turn that frown upside-down by checking out the range of volunteer opportunities on www.volunteerlouth.ie! In our experience, a sure fire way to make yourself feel good is to do good. There is nothing like helping someone else to make you feel a sense of contribution to society, connection to our communities and improve our mood a little bit.
There are many benefits to volunteering as we all know, and a lot of these benefits contribute to our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Last year, Volunteer Ireland conducted research into the impact volunteering has on the health and well-being of volunteers. The report concluded that volunteering has a positive impact on volunteers in a multitude of ways. You can view the report here.
If you are feeling the effects of this #BlueMonday, why not take advantage of the physical, mental and emotional benefits of volunteering?? It can certainly take your mind off the long wait to the end of January, and it won't cost you a cent!
To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be beautiful, rich or perfect - you just have to care! - Mandy Hale