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Retro: Volunteering gets you high | TimeBank

Retro: Volunteering gets you high

This year marks 10 years since TimeBank launched. To celebrate this monumentous milestone I shall do a series of fun posts, but with serious bits, looking back at our online and media work over the years.

How best to start?

With a bang, of course...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRGcfks2XZI[/youtube]

This (originally flash) animation was part of a series we produced in 2003 which also included 'Volunteering gets you fit' and 'Volunteering makes you sexy'.

And does volunteering get you high? According to Allan Luks, author of The Healing Power of Doing Good, it does.  He surveyed over 3,000 people involved in volunteering and noted a phenomenon he called "helper's high" which contributes to ones overall sense of wellbeing and happiness.

How has volunteering got you high?