“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
Part II of this series has to deal with community service/involvement. Community service has been a tradition for quite some time and it involves working without any pay for the greater good of the community. This service is usually directed toward local issues where other volunteer organizations are mostly focused on larger issues/problems from city, state, and the world. The idea behind community service is that when a person gives of his/herself without expecting anything in return and is each person were to give just a little in their own backyard well then the world would be a much better place because of that service. When people reach out to the community through service then it inspires others to reach out too! All-in-all, community service helps build stronger communities. I don’t know about you but when I am involved within the community I am much happier.
There are numerous reasons why people are engaged in community service but whatever the reason it is the community that benefits. This service can range from cleaning up trash along a roadside, helping read to children at the local library, reaching out the the elderly, working at the local food pantry, or tutoring someone in need just to name a few. This service can be any length of time that you want it to be unless there are requirements mandated for various reasons.
Contact local agencies and/or organizations such as: churches, local schools. government, and charitable programs. There is always a need within the community for community service as long as you are ready, willing, and able to reach out to help.
For more information regarding community service, please visit this website: http://www.ehow.com/how_2241582_get-involved-community-service.html.