Recent research has highlighted a number of benefits of volunteering
including improved mental and physical health and a reduction in feelings of social isolation and loneliness. The research, undertaken by Volunteer
Scotland, focused on the impacts on health and wellbeing of volunteers.
Matthew Linning, Strategic Development Manager with Volunteer Scotland, said: “This research shows how important volunteering is for individuals’ health and wellbeing, particularly for those subject to disadvantage and exclusion in society.”

More information about the research can be found here
The Scottish Health Council leads the Volunteering in NHS Scotland programme which supports NHS Boards to develop sustainable volunteering programmes. Read more about the programme here

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