Organize a Community Cleanup
This one may be tricky in the colder weather, but now is the perfect time to start planning for the warmer spring months. Gather a few folks from your neighborhood, your church, your office, or even just your family and friends, and spend an hour tidying up a small area of your town! Organizing this type of volunteer project brings like-minded people together and allows them to give back to their community. Additionally, it will make you more likely want to spend time outdoors!
Join a Mentor Program
A great way to support your community is to invest in its future. One of the best ways to do so is by participating in a mentorship program or something similar that allows you to work with the young folks who live in your area. Regardless of your community’s size or economic situation, investing in children, teens, and young adults in the area can have widespread positive effects. Not only will you be helping shape a child’s life positively, but it can also be a personally rewarding experience.
Shop Your Local Businesses
The holiday shopping season has already passed, but there’s never a bad time to support your favorite local business. From small coffee shops to your favorite local boutique, 2022 may be the time to skip the big box stores! Shopping locally is one of the easiest ways to help your community. By supporting a small business owner in your area, you make it easier for local businesses to maintain their properties and help support your community’s economic stability and growth.
Get Engaged with Local Politics
While not the flashiest option on the list, there’s no denying the impact local politics can have on your day-to-day life. Show your community involvement by being present on election days, but also getting involved in smaller things like school board spending decisions. No matter who you support, stay educated and vote. By caring about local politics, events, and important issues, you’ll find yourself more invested in your community. You may even find others who share your interests and can help facilitate change in community matters.