The work that volunteers do is very valuable to the people they work with and the organisations they suppoert. Did you know that it is also good for your health?

Research carried out by the University of Wales showed that people who volunteer live longer, compared with non-volunteers. Volunteering can help people come to terms with their own illness and help take their mind off their own problems. Research also showed that when volunteers were asked to assess their own health, they rated it more positively than non-volunteers.

Volunteering is also a great way to develop new skills, get involved in what is going on in your community and meet new people.

For information on volunteering opportunities in Eastbourne contact the Volunteer Centre East Sussex by telephone 01323 301757 or by email at info@vces.org.uk. You can also visit he Volunteer Centre website or, if you already know the kind of work you would like to do as a volunteer, you can go directly to the Do-It website.