Ever thought of volunteering for 100 Years of Coconuts? Here’s why you should: volunteering makes you a happy person – and that’s official, as they used to say in the newspapers.
The claim is backed up by proper science. When some studious types at the London School of Economics looked at the relationship between volunteering and amounts of happiness in a bunch of American people, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were.
Compared to people who never volunteered (the lazy hounds), the odds of being ‘very happy’ rose seven per cent among those who volunteered monthly and 12 per cent among people who did it every two to four weeks.
So giving a couple of hours of your time a month is likely to put a spring in your step, even if you’re not American.
And Coconuts needs volunteers for all kinds of tasks, ranging from admin work to lifting and carrying heavy objects, research, writing, publishing jobs, working on various websites and social media, communicating with former players and many more besides.
With the group’s annual committee elections coming up in September, you could also be in with a shout of helping to determine how Coconuts develops.
Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, collar your friendly neighbourhood Coconutter or have a word at the CFU caravan on a match day. Looking forward to hearing from you.
The above article was from the Amber News for August. To see more click here