Hong Kong Study: Volunteering Improves Wellness, Self-esteem and Productivity

Hong Kong Study: Volunteering Improves Wellness, Self-esteem and Productivity

In a world of a health crisis, social unrest, and general every-day pressures, mental health is a global concern, and in Hong Kong, it's at its worst level in nearly 10 years. HandsOn Hong Kong and consumer research firm Nielsen undertook a study to examine what impact volunteering may have on well-being. Of the 524 volunteers surveyed, 82% reported reduced feelings of depression after volunteering and 86% of working respondents felt corporate volunteering "helps bind teams together".

While 70% of working respondents' companies organize volunteering for their employees, our audience expressed that staff awareness levels of these initiatives are often low. Michael Lee, Managing Director of Nielsen Hong Kong, advocated a top-down approach to promoting these programs where senior management leads by example. Download the research findings.