According to Project Helping, 94% of volunteers experience an emotional recharge known as a "helper's high," which improves individuals' moods, boosts productivity, reduces stress and fosters a sense of purpose. A substantial number of U.S. employers even offer paid-time-off exclusively for volunteer work, allowing employees to invest hours in their non-profit of choice. In addition to the mental wellness payoff, volunteering can have a huge impact on your professional marketability. Volunteering is proven to:
- Boost your resume, asserting you as a well-rounded applicant
- Build a unique skillset
- Improve physical health and ward off mental ailments such as dementia
- Foster community in new social settings
Your attorney will likely review all of this with you well before you need to be in court. Don’t be shy if you have a question. Even if you aren’t attending court for a personal legal matter, you want to present your best, and your attorney is the greatest resource on how to do that.
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