Daily Archives: November 27, 2014

Service can improve happiness!

Posted by Peter MUIR

“Altruistic (other-regarding) emotions and behaviors are associated with greater
well-being, health, and longevity”.  That is the opening line of the abstract to this paper by Stephen G. Post published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  It points out that doing things for others – ranging from kindness to active community engagement -has benefits on our own wellbeing.  This adds to the previous posts on this blog that highlight the personal benefits of getting involved in service.

Volunteer as a Family

Posted by Peter MUIR

Volunteering as a family is a great way to spend quality time together while benefitting a chosen cause.  To help prepare your family for volunteering together, Youth Services America has a three-part blog series called “Families and Volunteering” blog series that is filled with tips and tricks for families who want to get involved together in their communities. It features some parents from across the US offering advice and stories about how they help their kids make a difference in the world.

CAN Mask Campaign

Posted by Peter MUIR

CAN mask campaign

Hong Kong’s Clean Air Network is looking for volunteers to help take part in their face mask viral campaign! All you need to do is wear our face mask and post it in all of your social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, leaving a few words of your thoughts on Hong Kong’s ever-growing air pollution problem.
Interested? Send the organisation a message with your name and address to masks@hongkongcan.org and they will send you a face mask (name and address will be held strictly confidential); your participation is crucial to their success!