Lend a Hand: Did You Know…That Volunteering Is Good for Your Health?

According to Dr. Oz and HELPGUIDE.org as well as many other studies, volunteering not only makes a positive contribution to the world, but it can positively boost your health, self-esteem and career. Volunteering is good for your mind and body, kindles happiness, brings fun and fulfillment, can advance your career and connects you to others. For your health and connection to the community, Character Counts! in Queen Anne’s County provides a great opportunity.

Interested volunteers are needed as character coaches and mentors in our public school system. Character coaches present a 15-minute weekly values lesson. Mentors work on building a trusting relationship with students in grades 5-10 for up to an hour a week in school and out in the community. Training and ongoing support are available both at the school and through the CC! coordinator.

Volunteers are needed as character coaches in our elementary schools, 6th grade in our middle schools and 9th grade at Kent Island High School. Want to increase your energy, feel positive, maintain good health and make a difference in your world? Consider volunteering with the Character Counts! organization in Queen Anne’s County. Make a child smile.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator Jacki Carter at 410-758-6677 or jcarter@qac.org. Are you ready for the surprising benefits of volunteering? We’re waiting to hear from you.

To nominate a volunteer you know, email The Shore Update today!