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Rapid Review of literature concerning the Health and Well-being Impacts of Volunteering for Older people

Last Updated: Thursday 22 January 2015

This short rapid review of literature concerning the health and well-being impacts of volunteering for older people demonstrates that there is ample evidence available to suggest that volunteering can have a positive impact on later life volunteers in terms of improved self-esteem, well-being and social engagement. 

Read about the evidence for the physical and mental health benefits to older people who volunteer, as well as the motivating factors and the barriers to volunteering by downloading this review.