Everyone wants to take pride in their community. Don’t know where to get started? Below are some tips that you can use to help you help your community and make you feel good about yourself.
1. Become a Volunteer
There’s a lot of opportunities that you can find for volunteering if you just look to find them. If you want to help your community but you don’t have a lot of time, search for flexible roles that you will be able to fit around your schedule.
Some suggestions are:
- Mentoring a child or teen
- Befriending a senior citizen
- Volunteering at a hospital
- Conservation volunteer
- Worker for a community project
- Assistant at a charity shop
- Helping out at an animal shelter
2. Support Your Local Businesses
One of the best ways that you can help your community is by buying items locally. Think before buying. Rather than buying items from chain stores, back up the local farmers by purchasing produce locally. It’s also a good idea to attend local festivals and events.
3. Take Pride in Your Community by Cleaning Up
Doing small things such as picking up litter and doing some gardening to help make the area more beautiful helps you and your community.
4. Help the Neighbors
Offering support to the neighbors will be a good way to help you get to know those who live around you. If you are willing to help them out, chances are that they will help you out too. This could be something small like getting the mail when they are away or going shopping for someone who is older.
Donate some old clothing items to homeless shelters, food and toys to animal shelters, and some household goods to the charity shops. This can help greatly.
These are just some of the things that you can do to help out your community. It may not seem like a lot but it can make a huge difference.
Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Call us today at (941)-639-3162 to get involved!