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WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER DURING AND AFTER RECOVERY

hen not in meetings or therapy during rehab, you might come to realize you have a lot more free time than you had previously. There are many ways to fill that free time, but one way you might not have thought about is volunteering. Volunteering in any aspect has been proven to have great benefits both for your mental and physical health and can help you make strong ties back into the community in which you are returning. Here are some of the benefits of volunteering, and why we recommend it here at CASA Recovery:

You feel better, because you are doing better.

By feeding into others, you inherently feed into yourself. You build up a more caring personality and perspective and feel like you are needed in this world (because you are).

You learn more skills.

When volunteering, you never know exactly what is going to be asked of you. In this spirit, you might come across different skills you didn’t know you had, and this could be both inspiring and motivating to open you up to new opportunities.

Your health can be positively affected.

With more and more people taking on sedentary lifestyles, getting up and getting active is imperative to your health. Volunteering normally has you doing a variety of tasks, and this can lead to you doing more physically than you would have been doing had you not been volunteering.

Your passion in life could be ignited.

Do you have a heart that aches for foster kids? Or a heart that wants to help no homeless person go hungry? If so, VOLUNTEER! Volunteer with the population that speaks to your heart, and recognize where your passion and pursuit in life lie. Volunteering can give way to figuring out how to live your life in a purposeful and meaningful way.

We think volunteering is life changing, and we here at CASA Recovery can help you find the volunteer opportunity that sets your soul on fire. Contact us today here in San Juan Capistrano to learn more about our extended care opportunities, and to schedule a private consultation.

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