Community engagement involves doing service to help the community you’ve chosen. It can be simple tasks or complicated ones. Here are some examples:
If you donate your old clothes to a group focused on helping the poor, you’re doing your part in helping them. Just make sure you contribute apparel that your beneficiaries can still use. You may want to collect all used clothes in your household and donate them to non-profit agencies and charitable institutions that organise humanitarian missions.
Participate in a Charity Race
There are a lot of marathons that are organised by communities whose aim is to help the rural areas. When you join a race, can meet many sports enthusiasts who want to make a positive change in the society. You’re also hitting two birds with one stone. You’re helping the poor whilst exercising at the same time. The only downside is needing to wake up early for the race.
Organise a Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Just because someone becomes wheelchair-bound doesn’t mean he can’t engage in physical activities anymore. Hence, it would be a great idea to organise a basketball tournament exclusively for wheelchair-bound people. At first, you’ll think they would have a hard time playing the sport. However, all it takes is a bit of practice and they’ll have the time of their lives.
Organise a Self-Defence Workshop
To help fight against crime, it would be a splendid idea to organise a self-defence workshop. It can be boxing, karate or even mixed martial arts. The important thing is the participants learn ways to protect themselves when the opportunity arises. Of course, when people are aware you’re an expert in self-defence, they wouldn’t even bother to steal your belongings.
For the latest on community engagement, get in touch with JOC Consulting. They’re a local company that takes pride in what they do: empowering communities. They also update their website each day with the latest community development projects.