Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red

Healthy, Engaged & Learning – all in one package!

A report by the Corporation for National & Community Service reveals a link between volunteering and good health. Specifically, doing for others relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, enhances the immune system and may even prolong your life.

Continue reading … http://www.clubreduva.com/community/volunteering-is-good-for-your-heart

I get as much exercise walking to school and volunteering as a FISH ESL tutor/mentor as I would if I went to a gym! Not only that, but I am constantly learning new things and having fun with my young friends.  I know it is good for my health!


Contact FISH (Friends In School Helping) at fish@jabacares.org for more information.

Have some time to help this fall? JABA Volunteer Opportunities for October

My favorite is FISH, but there are lots of other ways to help:

Sew for Seniors
Enjoy sewing? Looking for a new project? Seamstresses are sought to sew adult sized bibs for residents at Mountainside Senior Living.

Events Team
Interested in event planning? Being part of a team? Recognizing others? Do you have the ability to sponsor? Join our events leadership team to plan and prepare for JABA’s annual volunteer recognition event.

Make a New Friend
Help a neighbor by providing friendly visits or transport to the store or doctor appointments through JABA’s Neighbor to Neighbor Program. The next new volunteer training session is coming up next month

School Based Mentors
Spend an hour a week & give a child that extra boost and encouragement they need to succeed in school and life through JABAs FISH Program.

Administrative Support
Help keep our programs running with maximum efficiency! Assist with data entry,  receptionist work, greeting, scheduling, or setting up filing systems. We have short and long term needs at several locations.

Contact cshowalter@jabacares.org to get connected or for more details.

via JABA Volunteers October Newsletter.