21 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

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21 ways to get involved in your community

There are many different reasons for wanting to be more active in your community: to help others, to overcome a loss, to learn something new or to meet new people. Opportunities to volunteer your time keep growing exponentially in this economy. Here is a list of places that may or may not have occurred to you:

Community center
Day care center
Public school
Halfway house
Rehabilitation center
Community theater
Historical restoration
Alderman’s office
Retirement home
Art gallery
Youth organization
Food bank or soup kitchen
Neighborhood adoption or cleanup programs
Boys and girls club
Animal shelter
Sports team
After-school program

Find more information on local volunteer opportunities by visiting 1-800-volunteer.org.