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I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me


Join our Events Team

Action for Happiness puts on regular live events for supporters and these are run entirely by volunteers who want to help support the cause.

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So far we've run over 70 events attended by over 30,000 people and previous speakers have included Jon Kabat Zinn, Dan Goleman, Chade-Meng Tan, Ruby Wax, Tal Ben-Shahar, Ilona Boniwell, Matthieu RicardRichard Layard, Karen Armstrong and many more.

Most events so far have been in London, but we are hoping to do more events in other locations too.

Would you like to be part of the event volunteer team? If so, please contact info@actionforhappiness.org and we'll let you know what's involved and whether there are any opportunities available.

Also, please note that we ask that all prospective volunteers come to at least one of our big monthly events as a regular attendee first. And when you come it would be great if you wanted to say hello and introduce yourself to some of the team.

Conway Hall Event

What do volunteers do?

Our event volunteers normally help with:

  • Setting up the venue
  • Preparing and serving refreshments for guests
  • Welcoming people as they arrive
  • Checking tickets and answering questions
  • Arranging social activities/drinks after the event
  • Helping to clear away afterwards
  • Generally being friendly and brilliant!


Connect with people

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Happiness is contagious

Our happiness influences the people we know and the people they know.

Research shows that the happiness of a close contact increases the chance of being happy by 15%. The happiness of a 2nd-degree contact (e.g. friend's spouse) by 10% and the happiness of a 3rd-degree contact (e.g. friend of a friend of a friend) by 6%.

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Together we're stronger

Having a network of social connections or high levels of social support has been shown to increase our immunity to infection, lower our risk of heart disease and reduce mental decline as we get older.

Not having close personal ties has been shown to pose significant risks for our health.

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Giving is good for you

When we give to others it activates the areas of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection and trust.

Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins in the brain and boosts happiness for us as well as the people we help. Studies have shown that giving money away tends to make people happier than spending it on themselves.

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Happier people live longer

Happiness doesn't just feel good. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.

Anxiety, depression, pessimism and a lack of enjoyment of daily activities have all been found to be associated with higher rates of disease and shorter lifespans