Does volunteering improve well-being?

  title={Does volunteering improve well-being?},
  author={Ashley V. Whillans and Scott Seider and Lihan Chen and Ryan Dwyer and Sarah Novick and Kathryn J. Gramigna and Brittany A. Mitchell and Victoria Savalei and Sally S. Dickerson and Elizabeth W. Dunn},
ABSTRACTDoes volunteering causally improve well-being? To empirically test this question, we examined one instantiation of volunteering that is common at post-secondary institutions across North America: community service learning (CSL). CSL is a form of experiential learning that combines volunteer work with intentional learning goals and active reflection. We partnered with an academic program that randomly assigns interested students to participate in a CSL program or to a wait-list. As part… Expand

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