Volunteer: MLK Day of Service

Giving back could lower your stress
Photograph courtesy of Hands On Atlanta

According to a study by UnitedHealth Group, serving the community has benefits for volunteers too. Ninety-four percent of volunteers say service improves their mood, and 78% say it lowers their stress. On January 19, join Hands On Atlanta for its 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Last year, more than 3,000 volunteers worked on 60 projects across the city. Check out the opportunities at handsonatlanta.org.

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This article originally appeared in our 2015 Health issue.