Volunteerism has a particularly beneficial impact on young people and senior citizens. According to Beth Welbes of the University of Illinois Center for Prevention, Research, and Development, young people who volunteer are less likely to become involved with drug abuse and other behavioral issues. Benefits are especially apparent when commitment to community service is part of the overall family ethic. Senior citizens who volunteer experience less depression and loneliness. As a result, senior volunteers enjoy improved health and a longer life expectancy.
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