Did you know that volunteering has a positive effect on health? The act of volunteering rewards individuals with better physical health and greater life satisfaction, according to “The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research,” a compilation of studies released by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Policy Development. Volunteering also makes our communities better. We’ve gathered a few links to organizations that can provide a variety of volunteer opportunities for you, your family, or your friends and colleagues.

SCPMG Family Medicine physician Christine Effimoff, MD, (Ventura) shares her story about volunteering at the California Wildlife Center in Malibu – something she’s been doing in 4-hour shifts, twice a month, since more »