~ Mahatma Gandhi
Interestingly, the benefits of volunteering seem to be linked to a person’s degree of commitment. Some studies found the benefits increased up to the point where a person had volunteered 100 or more hours during a year. Consistency seems to be key—the more consistently one volunteers, the better their physical and psychological benefits.
Almost seven years ago when I first walked into the Bio-Touch Center in Tucson to take a class, I was amazed to learn that the Bio-Touch organization offered sessions for donations only, and was made up entirely of volunteers, having long recognized and embraced the immense value to both parties (the practitioners and the recipients) of “being of service” to others.
The Bio-Touch Center volunteers are deeply appreciated by so many people inside and outside the organization, and I can attest to the job being the most gratifying volunteer work I’ve ever done in my life. I’ve volunteered at my children’s schools, for cancer and lung disease organizations, religious organizations, etc, and although I felt pretty good about the work I did at those places, it paled in comparison to the incredible transformation I felt when I became “of service” to others by sharing the loving touch of Bio-Touch.