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?

Infographic on the benefits of volunteeringWith 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. 

 

Photo of volunteer, Eartha, in a patient room “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 directly support MetroHealth patients and family members, visit the MetroHealth Volunteer Services page or the MetroHealth Foundation page

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.




American Red Cross logo
 Kids' Book Bank logo CHAPS logo
 
 Esperanza logo  Fostering Hope logo  Greater Cleveland Food Bank logo
 Hitchcock Center for Women  logo  Jordon logo  MetroHealth logo
 
 Rahab logo  Tough as Milk logo  YWCA logo
   

 

 

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Interested in volunteering at MetroHealth?
Learn about opportunities on our Volunteer Services page.
Volunteer today