Volunteer for the Health of It
Donating your time and effort in even simple ways can help those in need and benefit your health and happiness.
Why Should I Volunteer?
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and our community. Volunteering and supporting others can help reduce stress, combat depression, and provide a rewarding sense of purpose.
While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment. Donating your time and effort in even simple ways can help those in need and benefit your health and happiness.
The beneficial effects of volunteering on health outcomes have been well documented. Research has found volunteering can support mental and physical health, life satisfaction, self-esteem and happiness, lower depressive symptoms, psychological distress, and functional inability. Find out more.
MetroHealth employees: Earn 30 MetroHealthy points for each hour you volunteer. Self-log on your MetroHealthy portal https://metrohealthy.metrohealth.org to earn your points.
“I enjoy volunteering as a MetroHealth Patient & Family Advisor because it gives me the opportunity to be a viable team member whose input is valued and considered.”
Eartha Weston, Co-chair, Patient & Family Advisor Council
Where Can I Volunteer?
To volunteer with a local nonprofit organization, click on the logos below to find out more, or check out Greater Cleveland Volunteers to find more volunteer opportunities.