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Get Involved in Your Community – Get Active!

Get Involved in Your Community

Getting involved in your community is important because it helps you fulfill your need of purpose. It brings inspiration and helps find your way in life. Get out there and get involved in your community.

One unique way to be active in your community is to participate in community empowerment events. Apart from obtaining a sense of connection, taking part in community events brings strength and sense of solidarity.

Here are 5 ways to get involved in your community –

Volunteering

Volunteer your time at local charity organizations such as a local animal shelter or at a retirement home.  Reach out to the organization to find out what kind of activities you can get involved in whether it is dog walking or providing assistance with walking to senior citizens.

Giving

Besides volunteering your time, you can also get involved y donating your resources. Donate to the cause you’re enthusiastic about by giving out food and bedding to the homeless, clothes and household goods, books to area libraries and more. You can also support community empowering projects by donating money.

Participate in local events

Look for local events to participate in such as music and arts festival, dance competition, book donation drive etc. you can get involved in these activities by either purchasing tickets to raise money for charitable causes or by being a participant.Get Involved in Your Community

Join a group or class

Liaise with local groups so that you can join and help them achieve their objectives. By joining a group or class with a common goal, you get an opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals, work with them and learn more about their activity. If possible, start your own group for runners, photographers, bikers and so on.

Support local sports teams

Think about the number of sports teams that surround you. How can you support them? The best way to do so is to become a fan. Go support your local sports team when they play- being there as a fan could make a huge difference for your team.

For a complete list of Oklahoma Volunteer Opportunities – visit www.volunteermatch.org.