GIVE BACK: VOLUNTEER!
JOIN OUR L❤️VE M❤️RE FAMILY TODAY!
Want to be a part of our Love More Family??! We are looking to build our team with more beautiful, loving, caring people - no matter your age or where you live, you can help us grow- which, in turn, will help people in recovery stay sober, & most importantly, SAVE LIVES!
There are so many ways you can be a part of the Love More Family!
*If you don’t live local to NJ, you can still help us with tons of things, such as:
❤️ Event Planning
❤️ Social Media
❤️ Public Relations
❤️ Sales/account management
❤️ Grant research and writing
❤️ Financial Planning/Budgeting
❤️ Legal Assistance
... the list is endless!
And if you live LOCAL to NJ, you can still hold a position in the above list, and/or volunteer to:
❤️ Work at local events (fundraisers, walks, acoustic nights, setting up & breaking down, etc!)
❤️ Teach music classes or music therapy
❤️ Instrument Donation pickup/dropoff coordination
❤️Be a Photographer or Videographer
❤️ Play Music at events! (Looking for Musicians)
❤️ Run Sound at concerts/events (Sound Experts!
...and assist with many other local needs!!
*So if you want to get involved & volunteer, email:
7 REASONS VOLUNTEERING CAN HELP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH!
1) Reduces Stress
Whether we are working with adults, children or pets, a meaningful connection can take our mind off our worries when we put our attention on someone or something else. The richer the experience, the more we feel satisfied with giving of our time and talents, and that results in improved mood and less stress.
2) Combats Depression
Volunteering can keep the mind distracted from a destructive habit like negative thinking or being overly critical (especially of oneself). It can also increase motivation by providing a sense of accomplishment. We think, “If I can do this, what else is possible?”
3) Prevents Feelings of Isolation
While volunteering, we can also make new friends growing our social network and possibly even our professional one. Picking an activity that we enjoy gives us a higher chance of meeting people who share our values and worldview. Like-minded, like-hearted people come together over common interests. Whether it’s building a community garden, campaigning for specific political movement or giving tours as a museum docent, the key is to show up with some consistency and warmly introducing ourselves. It’s possible to create friendships that can last long after the volunteering ends. And, especially for those of us who are naturally more shy and introverted, a volunteer activity can help break the ice while helping others.
4) Increases Confidence
Some volunteering activities require learning new skills. Gaining a new ability coupled with being in an unfamiliar environment can provide mental stimulation that we would otherwise not experience.3 Also, in growing our skill set to make a difference for others, we can gain a sense of pride and identity, which can lead to having a more positive view of oneself.
5) Gives a Sense of Purpose and Meaning
Regardless of our age, whether we are still in our prime income-earning years or in retired, volunteering can give meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in ways different than what we do or have done for work. Whether it’s with seniors, children, animals or due to a natural disaster, the willingness to do what’s needed in the moment no matter how humbling the task can put things in perspective and help grow compassion for others while expanding our minds and worldview.
6) Ignites Passion
Volunteering is also a fun way to explore different interests or even perhaps work alongside a master. It can be an energizing escape from your daily routine especially if you sit in front of a computer all day and long to be more active and in the outdoors. Look for opportunities to help clean up the woods you love, walk dogs for an animal shelter, or volunteer at a youth soccer camp.
7) Makes You Happy
Research shows that feel good hormones and brain activity spike during volunteer activities. Humans are designed to be in community, serving one another. It’s impossible not to impact a community when you volunteer. Just being there and doing whatever is needed is contributing to the greater whole. Volunteering makes the world a better place by aiding a community in need and helping others provides immense pleasure.