When it comes to finding satisfying volunteer opportunities - Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley suggests: “do what you love.”
In Hurley’s new book “The Party Girl Diet” Hurley includes volunteering as an important “lifestyle” choice that provides people with a healthy dose of those “feel good” endorphins – a documented chemical reaction that occurs in our bodies when we do something good and help others.
Dubbed the “Helper’s High” in the volunteer sector, this pleasant “side effect” of doing good is a nice added bonus that has been associated with causing the same chemical reactions in our bodies as when we fall in love!
“Plus,” Aprilanne offers, “in addition to feeling good yourself, you will be helping out others in need, which will be a step in making our world a better place – 1 volunteer hour at a time!”
“If you like working with animals for instance, you can inquire with a local shelter that could use your help caring for abandoned animals. If you enjoy working with people, there are many non-profits that would welcome your time and expertise working with their clients in needs. Nature lovers can enjoy volunteer ops with local or state parks. The key is to identify what type of experience you will enjoy and do a little research to see where you can find volunteer opportunities that will work well with your personal interests.” Hurley adds, “you can also create your own opportunity by offering your specific talents or skills pro-bono to an organization you think you would enjoy working with.”
If you live in Northern California – you can check out the different volunteer categories on this site, of which Hurley has personally worked with each and every one of them in some capacity in her role as a TV news reporter, or as the producer and host of California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trend in food, travel, and healthy living.
Take a few moments to check out the volunteer categories on this site that may best suit your lifestyle and interests – and “Find The Hero in You” by volunteering your time and talents to those in need!
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, author of The Party Girl Diet, Health Expert for California Living TV, and Natural Foods Chef with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools Campaign. Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combining today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living to deliver a revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”
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