Giving back to your local community through volunteer groups, non-profit associations, charitable organisations, or other means benefits those in need and contributes to the common good. You can give back in a variety of ways, either by giving money or giving your time. No matter how you do it, giving back to your community would positively affect a lot of people’s lives.
Either volunteering at a local event, supporting a friend, or making a monetary donation, it’s not the act that matters, but the thought behind It Even the smallest good deed can foster change and help the community by giving a revived sense of hope. Here, we are going to look at four ways to give back to your community.
Start up a club
If you have a set of skills that could benefit others in your community, set up a club, or a group to share them, this can be anything – perhaps you are excellent at using a computer, so could set up a group to teach older people how to use one. Maybe you are good at football – you could set up a football club for children. You could even see if you could find local businesses to sponsor you and help kit you out in Joma Football Kits. Maybe you are green-fingered and could set up a gardening club. Look at what you can offer.
Donate to your local food bank
Sadly, in the current economic climate, more people than ever have to use food banks to be able to feed themselves and their families. Every time you go to the supermarket, pick up an extra few packets or tins to drop into your local food bank. Think about things that are easy to prepare without a well-equipped kitchen – tinned vegetables, pasta, and biscuits are always useful, as well as feminine sanitary products, nappies, and toiletries.
Random acts of kindness
Why not make a promise to carry out at least one random act of kindness (RAOK) every single day? It does not have to be anything big – it can be something as simple as paying someone a compliment, buying a coffee for the person behind you in the queue in the coffee shop, or carrying out someone’s groceries to the car. Doing this every day will not only make someone else feel good but will leave you feeling good as well.
Volunteer in your senior living community
Volunteering at the local community centre as a way to give back to the community will help prevent some older people from feeling isolated and depressed. Some of the ways you can help include assisting elderly people with daily tasks, keeping them independent and in their own homes. You can also volunteer to help the elderly by joining groups designed to benefit the older people in need.
Whether you decide to help by volunteering or giving money, there are so many ways to give back to the community. It is up to each and every one of us to make a bigger and noticeable impact.