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As if all those benefits weren't enough...

Along with the social and communal benefits of volunteering are health and psychological benefits. A growing number of studies indicate that volunteering may reduce stress and even blood pressure. Certainly social interaction and "feeling needed" helps people combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. The "helper's high" experienced by volunteers is a confidence builder. Volunteering gives you a well of postive energy you can tap into and bring to job interviews. Job candidates who project energy and confidence are seen in a positive light - these traits may be just the edge you need to land your next job.