46% of volunteers reported improved health and well-being. 70% of RSVP volunteers reported fewer symptoms of depression at the end of the first year of volunteer service.
67% of people reported improved social connection from when they first reported "often" lacking companionship.
Volunteering over the age of 50 for two hours a week is associated with dramatic positive physical changes with reduction in disability rates. For those who have experienced a loss of physical function, high intensity volunteering (99+ hours a year) can reduce the loss by 63%.