become a
VOLUNTEER

 

 

Service can help you on your healing journey and be a source of comfort and support to those you serve. Volunteering improves mental health and well-being: new research suggests that volunteering lowers rates of PTSD and depression.1, 2

   

Service has been an important part of recovery in the journey for me. I feel like giving back to a community that’s helped me so much has actually helped me to heal.

–Sarah, Hope Haven Group Leader

Here are some ways to get involved:

1 Yeung, J. W. K., Zhang, Z., & Kim, T. Y. (2017). Volunteering and health benefits in general adults: cumulative effects and forms. BMC Public Health, 17, 1-8.

2Lawrence, K. A., Matthieu, M. M., Robertson-Blackmore, E. (2017). Completion of a veteran-focused civic service program improves health and psychosocial outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury. Military Medicine, 182, e1763-1770.