Research has shown that regular volunteering promotes strong emotional and physical health. Volunteering allows you to directly strengthen your community by encouraging people to work together and solve pressing problems. As positive interactions increase, social capital can flow freely creating trust, empathy, and change - lifting societies to become prosperous and productive.
Fewer Americans are engaging in their community by volunteering and giving than in any time in the recent past. Cities with the most volunteer decline were prevalent in states with 1) low reserves of social capital 2) metro areas with higher socioeconomic distress.
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We can change the tide together. With just a few hours (or longer if desired) you can create exponential social return and be a direct cause of change to your City. We feel passionately that volunteering and lending a helping hand changes lives. Sign up and join the Pac.
Easy to use app that lets you schedule short and long term volunteering sessions that fit your schedule and your interests. BackPac takes care of the searching and gathering of opportunities, so that you can focus on what’s important - social engagement. Open the app, sign up, let us know what you like to do, choose the activity and time slot - and you’re ready to go. Doing good has never been easier.