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How volunteering keeps you sharp in retirement

More than 70% of RTOERO members are active volunteers. That’s double the average rate for Canadian retirees.

6 Monumental Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Healthy body
    Volunteering will keep you physically healthier, with fewer stress-related illnesses and will help you live longer
  • Emotional health 
    You will enjoy higher self-esteem and better mental health as a result of volunteering
  • New friends 
    Social interaction is key to a healthy lifestyle at any age, and volunteering connects you with like-minded people
  • Sharp brain
    Volunteering helps you learn new skills and maintain brain acuity
  • Time affluence
    Ironically, giving away your time actually makes you feel less busy
  • Happiness 
    Those who volunteer are happier than those who don’t, because they are sharing their passions and feel they’re making a difference.

​If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, you can check out https://www.rto-ero.org/programs-services/job-and-volunteer-opportunities