Lincoln Hills celebrates volunteer month with symposium

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Sun City Lincoln Hills Community Association joins the National Volunteer Month efforts to encourage age volunteerism within the community. The annual Inspire By Example! Volunteer Symposium features 35 Placer County nonprofit organizations showcasing their company mission and volunteer opportunities in the Orchard Creek Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4. Learn about upcoming projects, the application process and the benefits of volunteering. Registration is not necessary. Visit the Lincoln Hills Orchard Creek at 965 Orchard Creek Lane to see how you can help these organizations. Besides meeting others and contributing to a community, volunteering “enhances physical and mental health, according to a VolunteerMatch and United Healthcare report. According to the study, * More than 68 percent of those who volunteered in the past year report that volunteering made them physically healthier. * 29 percent of volunteers who suffer from a chronic condition say that volunteering has helped them manage their chronic illness. * 73 percent of volunteers feel that volunteering lowered their stress levels. * 92 percent of volunteers agree that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose in life and 89 percent of volunteers agree that it improved their sense of well-being. National Volunteer Month, The Seasons of Caring, is a call to action for Americans to volunteer and a month to inspire by example. For more information about the Lincoln Hills event, call 625-4000.