Feeling stuck in a rut? Rarely see people outside of work and family? Then connect to your community and become a volunteer.

And before you say you don’t have time, consider the benefits:

New friends and networks

Committing to a shared activity together is an ideal way to meet new people and broaden your support network. It also increases your social and relationship skills.

Physical and mental health

Volunteering can prevent social isolation, and give you new skills and a sense of achievement, thus reducing the risk of depression. Studies show it can also reduce mortality from all causes.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

The happiness effect

Helping others kindles happiness, and the more people volunteer, the happier they are, according to a study in Social Science & Medicine. In fact, the hike in happiness was comparable to having an income of $75,000 versus an income of $20,000.

Not sure where to start? Contact a Rotaract Club near you to find out more information.


Rotaract is a global organisation for 18-30 year olds. Nationally, we live by the philosophy of HELP LEARN ENJOY. Rotaractors volunteer & fundraise in their local and international communities, build their own professional and personal skills, and network and socialise with Rotary’s 1.4 million strong network.