When you make a difference in your community — do you experience a “helper’s high?” Meet the man who coined the phrase and is considered one of the world’s top experts in volunteering.
Allan Luks, author of “The Healing Power of Doing Good,” also runs a program at Fordham University to train others how to be great volunteers. He says that he can prove that lending a hand to those in need not only helps them, it can have huge emotional and physical benefits for you.
Luks has traveled the world learning about how volunteering affects us all, and he has used those lessons to help non-profit and charitable organizations. He says the “helper’s high” can become a permanent (and positive!) side effect of making a difference, and it’s never too late to start.