Volunteering with TEACH is an opportunity to practice and develop social skills, meeting with a group of people with common interests.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, strengthen your ties to the community, broaden support system and community resources.
Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Working with in the community, provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride, the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.
Volunteering can help take your mind off your own worries, keep you mentally stimulated, and add more zest to your life.
A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.