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Volunteering is a prosocial behavior that affects the psychological and social well-being, physical health and physiological markers of both the volunteer and the beneficiary of volunteering. The aim of our study is to explore the most important domestic and international research conducted on the relationship between volunteering and physical and mental health in recent decades and to present a systematic review of it. The results of international research suggest that the relationship between volunteering and well-being is bilateral: most volunteers already report high well-being at the outset of volunteering, but the activity itself has a demonstrable positive impact on a person’s physical, psychological, and social well-being, which varies across individuals in interaction with the duration, frequency and type of volunteering, and other personal characteristics (eg. age, health condition). A substantial body of research agrees that volunteering is associated with reduced depression, functional limitations, and mortality rates, with the strongest connections observed in volunteers of older age. Research has identified an increase in psychological (e.g. self-efficacy, self-esteem, life satisfaction) and social resources (social integration and support), more frequent positive mood states and less frequent negative mood states as factors that impact mental health. Increased physical activity caused increased physical well-being, which, in turn, lead to a more favourable hormonal, immune, and cardiovascular profile. Through these mechanisms, volunteering may become a key mediator for healthy ageing, and its effect on public health shall be considered outstanding for prevention and intervention both.

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