The Value of Community Service
Look around you. Unless you live in a cave at the base of a mountain, you’ll probably see your community. It’s a vibrant place, full of different people and unique landmarks. It’s also a place that could use your special touch. There are plenty of reasons to get involved in your community.
Community service is a great way to get out and get some exercise. Whether you’re helping restore a waterway, planting trees or just getting out and delivering some hot meals, you’re going to be walking, talking and maybe even breaking a sweat.
Helping your community also helps you develop new skills. Consider pulling people together for new playground construction, organizing a luncheon for seniors or just helping out with a charity auction. You’re going to be utilizing skills you may not have needed in a while or even developing skills you never knew you had.
Community service ultimately involves people, so it’s a wonderful way to meet the people actually living in your neighborhood. You may be surprised to discover how many new friendships you’ll create. Each person has his or her own unique story and has a bit of special wisdom that can be shared with you.
We often complain about how the world isn’t the way we want it. Why not start working to change it? See what you can do today to make your community a better place to live. In the end, nothing beats the feeling of making a difference in someone else’s life.