05/19/2010 02:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

92% Of Volunteers Say It Enriched Their Sense Of Purpose In Life

The health benefits of volunteering have been reported before, but much is still unknown about the causal relationship between giving time and personal health. Does volunteering make you healthier, or do healthier people volunteer? Should service be prescribed for those with cancer or chronic illness? Are there health benefits to volunteering that working for pay cannot provide?

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