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Healthy Benefits to Volunteering

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New Study Says Volunteering Is Good For Your Health

Bellmore, NY - June 19, 2014 - Long Island Crisis Center, the 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in its Counselor Assistant Training Program. 
 
According to a recent study, Doing Good is Good for You, conducted by UnitedHealthcare, volunteers reported these positive results:
  • 96% say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose in life
  • 95% say that they are helping to make their community a better place
  • 94% say that volunteering improves their mood
  • 80% say they feel they have control over their health
  • 78% say that volunteering lowers their stress levels
  • 76% say that volunteering makes them feel healthier
The Crisis Center encourages you to feel good about yourself and to help others, too, by participating in its free, comprehensive counselor assistant training program that takes place over 3 three-hour sessions at its office in Bellmore. 
 
July’s training will be held on 3 successive Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 2nd, 9th and 16th. 
 
August’s training will be held on 3 successive Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on August 9th, 16th and 23rd.
 
Completion of these trainings can make you eligible for the Crisis Center’s Counselor Training, which begins in September.
 
For more information, check out the website, longislandcrisiscenter.org and click on “Volunteer;” then call 516-826-0244 to schedule an interview.
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