Feeling Isolated? Volunteer
Volunteering is one of the most wonderful ways to enjoy human connection.
"Volunteering can help people feel like a true part of their community," said Dr. Patel. "Giving back can give you a sense of purpose, boost self-esteem, and make you feel useful. You can also meet other fellow volunteers and strike up a friendship!"
Dr. Gilliland agrees. "Offering to volunteer is a wonderful way to meet other people and be engaged in activities that are meaningful and enjoyable." Consider local food banks and drives, homeless shelters, women's shelters, children's hospitals, recovery and treatment centres, and animal shelters and adoption sites.