More than 70% of RTO/ERO members are active volunteers. That's double the average rate for Canadian retirees.
6 Monumental Benefits of Volunteering:
- Healthy body
Volunteering will keep you physically healthier, with fewer stress related illnesses and will help you live longer
- Emotional health
You will enjoy higher self-esteem and better mental health as a result of volunteering
- New friends
Social interaction is key to a healthy lifestyle at any age, and volunteering connects you with like-minded people
- Sharp brain
Volunteering helps you learn new skills and maintain brain acuity
- Time affluence
Ironically, giving away your time actually makes you feel less busy
Those who volunteer are happier than those who don't, because they are sharing their passions and feel they're making a difference.
If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity, you can check out https://www.rto-ero.org/programs-services/job-and-volunteer-opportunities