[A037] Community Service: Drop the Selfie Stick and Make a Difference

Do more good and find more meaning by getting involved in your local community.

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Looking for meaning in life? You might be surprised at how much you can get out of community service. Many of us like to feel as though we are doing something meaningful. You might not be able to find that kind of fulfillment in your career right now, but you might be able to get involved in your community to find something that helps you feel like you are doing good.

It’s easy to get self-absorbed in our own lives and problems, but often this causes issues in the long run. Instead, if you look beyond yourself for a cause you believe in, and service you can do, you might be surprised at how much better your life suddenly becomes.

Before you lose track of what life is about, consider what you might be able to do to make life better for those around you. A little community service might be just what you need to kickstart your passion for life.

Concepts

  • Can volunteering be good for your physical and mental health?
  • Do you really need to do something big and change the world?
  • Ways you can start small to make changes in your community.
  • Advantages of starting small in your community, including seeing the results and being able to make decisions at the local level.
  • Tips for finding the right causes to support in your community.
  • How to use community service as a way to benefit those around you.
  • Do you really need to volunteer time? A look at how money can be one way to support a cause.
  • Using your passions to improve your local community and even have an impact on a larger scale.
  • Tips for identifying local organizations that might be compatible with your priorities.

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[A037] Community Service: Drop the Selfie Stick and Make a Difference was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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