We don’t have the technology to track remote volunteers, but a study released this week suggests it’s still effective.
The study, which used volunteers who volunteered in a small community in the Czech Republic, found that people in remote areas were much less likely to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression than people who stayed in the same place for longer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people in the U.S. have experienced post-trauma stress disorder or depression.
But researchers at Northwestern University found that remote volunteers who had been in the community for only a few days reported significantly fewer symptoms of the disorder.
The researchers said the results could have implications for the use of remote volunteering, which could help to lower the number of people who suffer from the disorder in the future.
The study is one of several to look at the effectiveness of remote volunteers in the past few years.
In 2017, researchers in Sweden conducted a similar study to the one conducted by Northwestern University and found that volunteers in remote locations reported significantly lower rates of symptoms of depression and PTSD than those who stayed at home.
In 2016, researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed data from 1,846 volunteers who answered a survey about their experience with post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The study found that nearly one in 10 people who had volunteered in remote settings reported symptoms of PTSD or depression, compared to about 1 in 12 people who were at home, and that most volunteers who reported symptoms did so more than a year after they had completed their work.