Join the Fun: Volunteer Some Time

Did you know that volunteering can improve your happiness?

When examining the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, an oft-cited 2008 study conducted by the London School of Economics determined that the more people volunteered, the happier they were.

Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among monthly volunteers and 12% for people who volunteered every 2-4 weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy; researchers equated that hike in happiness to having an income of $75,000–$100,000 versus $20,000.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join the ecstatically happy ranks of BATW volunteers, and before you know it you’ll be cartwheeling with joy.

We have something you’ll love doing. We have tasks and projects both small and large. We have projects that call for a single individual—and projects perfect for a group of two or three friends to whip into shape.

Ready to join our happy ranks? Contact BATW’s Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Prior, who has a project just waiting to enhance your life… In the meantime, check out our website page dedicated to volunteers.

–Suzie Rodriguez & Laurie McAndish King, BATW Co-Presidents