A report suggests that four in five volunteers believe their volunteering activity has had a positive effect on their health.

Research published by Citizens Advice Bureau indicates that volunteering boosts self-esteem, employability and health – especially mental health. In order to celebrate Volunteer’s Week, The Guardian asked readers to tell us about their experiences.

“Volunteering really is the best medicine in my case”, said Linda Brownlie.

“There is no ulterior motive, obligation, responsibility or contract with volunteering – that in itself brings a sort of peace”, said Laura McBeth.

“The stress I used to feel under academic pressure is less now I’ve started volunteering”, said Jeni Gibbs.

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