I learned the benefits of volunteering at a young age. My Mom instilled in us the value of serving for the issues or causes that make this world a better place. I had the early experience of feeling what it is like to serve others. If you have ever volunteered, you know exactly what I am talking about. I didn’t have the words to describe it back then, I just knew it felt good. Well in this day and age we have the benefit of data to tell us why it feels good!

Some of the most significant mental and physical health benefits of volunteering include:

-Vivian Tipton, Board Member, Center for Nonprofit Leadership. CNL produces the Passion in Action event in partnership with the Nevada County Fair, County of Nevada and 211 Connecting Point/Volunteer Hub.