Love Thy Neighbour
There’s nothing like the glow of goodwill that comes from getting involved in your community. Get your dose of community goodness right here.
- 1 Mar 2023
There’s nothing like the glow of goodwill that comes from getting involved in your community. From discovering local businesses you love, to finding charities you support, to connecting with people who add value to your life, there are many way to take meaningful actions and effect positive change, for the greater good of everyone. Read on for simple but effective ways you can make a difference in your community and spread that goodness even further.
Volunteer for Local Organisations. Not only is this a direct way of making a difference in your community, it’s also a meaningful opportunity to connect with like-minded people who share your ideals. Whether you work with local non-profits, schools, religious organisations or others, donating your time and skill doesn’t cost anything, but it does add immense value to the people you support.
Support Small, Local Businesses - Supporting local businesses goes a long way in helping to build a strong and vibrant community. It creates jobs, aids the local economy, helps to preserve your community’s unique character – and there’s nothing nicer than walking into a store and knowing each other’s names.
Participate in Community Events and Initiatives
From kid-centric activitities to festivals and fairs, attending local events is a fun and engaging way show support for your community. And participating in initiatives including clean-up campaigns and fundraising efforts, is the perfect combination of social connection, and sustainable or charitable goodness.
Donate to Local Charities and Causes
It doesn’t have to be a fortune, even a few dollars make a difference. The simple act of financially supporting local charities and their causes helps organisations to make real world difference in the lives of people in need around you.
Vote in Local Elections and Stay Informed on Local Issues
By participating in the democratic process and advocating for issues you care about, you can help shape the future of your community. It’s important to have a voice.
Get Involved in Local Government and Advocacy Groups
Whether you attend council meetings, participate in public forums, or join advocacy groups to help promote important issues, your passion is your power. And being vocal about the thing that matter to you and your community is always a good idea.
Mentor or Tutor a Young Person in Your Community
Want to shape the future of another generation? By offering your time, support and expertise, you can help young people develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life, and maybe even one day pay it forward, for full-circle goodwill.
Offer Your Skills and Services to Those in Need
Volunteer your time for a local charity, donate your skills to assist those less fortunate or offer free workshops or classes that benefit other locals. There are plenty of ways to make a difference to your community, and all it takes is a little bit of imagination, time and effort and the desire to do good things that make a positive impact.
Join a Neighbourhood Clean-Up Project
If you want a local area, that looks as good as you know it is, join an area beautification initiative and give your community the facelift it deserves. Whether it’s picking up litter or planting communal gardens, it’s a simple and enjoyable way to band together with other and create a cleaner, greener, and more liveable neighbourhood. And if there aren’t any clean up initiatives around, why not start your own? You never know who you’ll meet along the way.
Build Relationships with Your Neighbours
Is there anything better than walking down the street and greeting all friendly faces you know in your neighbourhood? Whether you’re getting together to address community needs, or simply bonding over a coffee, friendship makes the world a better place in every sense. And if you’re making a difference together along the way, it can only be a good thing!