Get Involved at the Octapod: a benefit to you and your community!!!!

Octapod was founded by an informal volunteer collective way back in 1996, it’s growth has been dependent on a long history of dedicated volunteer participation. In 2011, this is still the case and the organisation still strives to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers.

While volunteering helps others, it can also be good for your health. Research has shown that volunteering activities can improve your mood, strengthen your body and reduce stress. Volunteering has been known to improve outcomes for people coping with an illness.

Volunteering encourages interaction between people and can strengthen the bond with your community. When you volunteer you’re proactively improving the life of others in your community.

Volunteers have also been found to recover more quickly from surgery, sleep better and generally have healthier immune systems compared to people who do not volunteer.

There are lots of ways to get involved with Octapod – whether as a member, volunteer, student, or as a financial supporter. Learn new skills, meet new people and improve the health of your mind, body and soul. What are you waiting for. Get Involved!!!

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