The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
August 1, 2013

Doing Good is Good for You

volunteerWe at The PBEye spend a lot of time thinking, talking, and writing about why lawyers, law firms, and legal departments should do pro bono work.

As we previously reported, volunteering leads to longer and healthier lives according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service. A recent report by UnitedHealth Group** and the Optum Institute provides further evidence that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental, and emotional health, with 76% of people who volunteer saying that it has made them feel healthier.

In addition to improving health, the study finds that those who volunteer have lower stress levels, have a deeper connection to their communities and others, and are more engaged and involved in managing their health. The study also demonstrates that employers benefit from employees who volunteer due to better employee health and professional-skills development.

Want to improve your health and well-being? Try doing some pro bono work!

Why do you do pro bono? Leave a comment and share your experiences.

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