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We love our Volunteers!
At the Durham Rescue Mission, there are various volunteer opportunities available for individuals, families, or groups. And you can schedule to volunteer on a daily, weekly or monthly basis! Call 919-688-9641 ext.5025 today to volunteer!
The Durham Rescue Mission has many ways for you to help make a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children.
Reasons to Volunteer
Every year, hundreds of caring people in the Triangle volunteer at the Durham Rescue Mission. They serve meals, tutor, and provide many other skills and services. Volunteers are an important part of our ministry, but it seems that volunteering provides personal benefits for the volunteer, as well.
The Corporation for National and Community Service says that volunteering has many health benefits.
- Volunteering can improve self-esteem, reduce heart rates and blood pressure, increase endorphin production, enhance immune systems, buffer the impact of stress, and combat social isolation. (Research Summary: Graff, L. (1991). Volunteer for the Health of it, Etobiocke, Ontario: Volunteer Ontario.)
- Volunteering lowers the risk of physical ill health because it boosts the social psychological factors that healthy people have. (The Effects of Volunteering on the Volunteer, John Wilson and Marc Musik, 62 Law & Contemp. Probs., Autumn 1999)