Ways to give back to your community are insurance that your community will be there for you. Most of us go about our days caught up in what it is that we need do routinely. Have you ever thought about in order for us to function in our community routinely, the community had to have a routine? Exactly. Have you ever thought of ways to give back to your community? You would be surprised at the little things you can do to ensure your local community continues to run like clockwork.
To begin to examine ways to give back to your community, just look around you at the local needs. Are there a lot of homeless people? Is there a lot of trash around in your community? The last time you were in your library was it tidy, were the people overworked? These are all places that you can volunteer that offer ways to give back to your community.
If you attend church, and the church has a day care center, volunteer at least once a month to help with day care. Volunteer to bring healthy snacks to the children that are in the day care. You can also volunteer your service by offering to clean the church, bring fresh flowers, or offer to volunteer in office work at the church administration office. The fact is all of these are ways to give back to your community because you are providing your time, which in turn provides a service.
The schools are suffering in every state. Our children are in need. Offer to volunteer in some capacity at your child’s school. There are always committees and functions that will need the assistance of parents, and volunteer service. Your face being a regular fixture around the school also serves to keep you abreast of how the school is running, the issues being dealt with, the assets, the deficits, and the needs of the school community in general. Your mere presence, your volunteer effort, and your being active as a parent at the school are all ways to give back to your community.
Other ways to give back to your community involve serving food to the homeless, and providing clothing to organizations that help others get prepared to get back into the workplace. A major volunteer service particularly for the homeless or for people who have been out of work is offering to prepare a resume for them. Many of these people don’t know where to begin to write a resume. Not only will you be helping an individual in need, you will be helping the workforce by helping to put someone back in it. All of these ideas, al of these efforts are ways you can give back to your community. If one person can do all of this, imagine what a whole community can do.