Giving good for the health

Updated July 13 2013 - 5:01am, first published July 12 2013 - 6:00pm
NSW Minister for Citizenship, Communities and Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello said the NSW government values the two million volunteers in NSW who contribute more than 240 million hours of voluntary work each year, estimated to be worth $5 billion to the economy. Photo: Mick Tsikas

PEOPLE who give back to the community through volunteering live longer and are healthier and happier, according to a visiting international expert in Sydney for the 2013 Corporate Volunteering Forum.

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