Give Back, Get Health

Infections aren’t usually a good thing, but what if your teen could land themselves inside a cycle of infectious goodness? That’s what happens when they engage in volunteer work. They put good into the world by being selfless, and in turn, they get benefits such as increased resilience and knowledge that they have the tools to get through troubling times. So volunteering is serving, but it’s serving that comes with emotional, social, and physical benefits. Want to make it more meaningful? Volunteer as a family. We have links to help you find organizations that connect volunteers to projects.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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