In today’s entry, Julian Omidi, co-founder of Civic Duty offers ways to do good deeds this summer.
Building a better community takes initiative. It requires individuals to participate with one another in order to create a sustainable change. This summer, you can help your community by doing good deeds. Today, we’ll look at a few things you can do to help out in your community.
Volunteering at Community Festivals
Many communities hold community festivals throughout the summer. Some of these have different themes like art, music and entertainment. All of them are a means to bring communities together, and promote local businesses. One way you provide support is by volunteering your time at these festivities. This way you’ll be involved in your community and learn what’s going on in the town.
Participating in Charity Runs
Many different cities throughout the country have sponsored marathons, decathlons and walks. These are all in an attempt to raise awareness and money for various charitable organizations. Another way you can do some good deeds this summer is participating in one of these in your area. It’s a fun way to get some exercise while knowing you are doing good for those in need.
Cleaning Up Road Ways
One way you can get your community looking its best is to help clean up the roadways. Many towns have organizations that help remove litter and debris from highways, parks, and rest areas. It is another great way to know you are making your environment better. You’re not only making it aesthetically pleasing, but you are also helping the animals who live in the area stay safe from garbage.
Volunteer Your Services at a Community Center
Many of us have certain skill sets we can use. If you have a hobby or trade, like a music teacher, you can help people learn those skill sets by volunteering to teach a class at your local community center. This also allows you to help those who may be unable to afford classes at a college or trade school.
Those are just a few ways in which you can do good deeds in your community this summer. Research what is happening in your area during the summer months to learn how you can get involved. It will help you build ties to your community, and truly make a difference.
Be good to each other,
Julian Omidi is the co-founder of civicduty.org which advocates building local communities while making the world a better place.