Volunteering in Israel
Open letter to volunteers and organizations
Dear Volunteers,
The National Volunteering Council in Israel wishes to express its true appreciation and admiration due to your blessed activity during both days of routine and days of emergency and crisis.

iVolunteer-Omprakash Partnership
The Omprakash Foundation is a free online database of volunteer opportunities around the world.

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Volunteering may be good for body and mind
Evidence of volunteerisms physical effects can be found in a recent study from Carnegie Mellon University, published this month in Psychology and Aging. Adults over age 50 who volunteered on a regular basis were less likely to develop high blood pressure than non-volunteers.

Volunteers make special Rosh Hashanah deliveries to seniors
Recent annual Rosh Hashanah food program, presented by Jewish Community Services of South Florida and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, more than 750 volunteers .

For thousands of ZAKA volunteers, being on call means being ready to drop everything, grab their emergency medical kits and fluorescent vests and head off to the scene as fast as possible be it a terror attack, missile strike, natural disaster, building collapse, accident or even suicide.

Volunteering and Wellbeing
Volunteering can build value in our capital stocks in some obvious ways. For example, sports volunteering enhances the health of those who take part, while environmental volunteering helps to protect natural resources. But just about any kind of volunteering can contribute to social and human capital in the sense that volunteering is both a social interaction and an opportunity for learning and development

Jewish Chaplaincy Network offers programs to bring comfort, joy to those near the end of
JHCN is intended to enrich peoples lives until their very last moment, said Rabbi E.B. Bunny Freedman, JHCN founding director and CEO. The essence of the program is to think about the person whos living and how to give them a better life for as long as God wants them on this Earth

The secret to a long life? Britain's oldest volunteer shares some insights
BRITAIN'S oldest volunteer Ethel Davey celebrates her 100th birthday next week but she still lives in her own flat, walks everywhere and has absolutely no plans to retire.

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