Career Advice >> Browse Articles >> Reduce Stress

Career Advice >> Browse Articles >> Work-Life Balance

Career Advice >> Browse Articles >> Healthy Living


22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

Nina Kim, Georgia Price | AllHealthcare

2. Volunteer Your Time or Expertise

One of the best feelings in the world is giving back to others. As a healthcare professional, you have tons of knowledge and experience, so why not share your skills with someone else? Volunteering can be something small – like reading a story to young cancer patients one day a month – or something bigger – like serving as a disaster relief nurse. No matter what you do, you can be content to know that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

Not only is volunteering incredibly fulfilling, it’s also a great resume builder. If you’re a recent grad or career changer, volunteering can give you valuable training and hands-on experience to jump start your healthcare career.

Non-profit associations are always looking for more help, so even if you can only donate 5 hours a month, your time will be very much appreciated and well worth the effort.

Cost: Reading at your local hospital or cleaning up litter at your favorite park costs next to nothing (just factor in the transportation costs and pack your own lunch). Volunteering abroad may cost the price of airfare and lodging.
More Info: Check out AllHealthcare’s exclusive Guide to Volunteering. You can also Google “volunteer” and your town and state or visit, American Red Cross,, Volunteers of America, and Habitat for Humanity.

Next Page: Stress Reliever #3 >>

AllHealthcare School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use AllHealthcare's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.