Spring into Step: Community Volunteerism

Spring is the perfect time of year to kick off giving back to others in the community.
Some fun ideas include:

Volunteering at a community or urban garden
Digging in the dirt is a fun way to start out a Saturday morning! Community gardens educate children on how to grow and eat healthy food, the importance of the environment, in addition to benefiting the local community by offering fresh fruits and vegetables in areas that may be considered a food desert. 

Join in a 5K Run or Walk
With so many local fun runs and walks supporting an array of needs happening nearly every weekend in the spring and summer, find something that you can get behind and join in the fun. Many events are family or pet-friendly for all types of athletic abilities.

Coach a Team
It’s the season for outside sports. Many after-school and community programs needs coaches. Sports is a great way to bond with a child, can enhance self-confidence, and build team work skills. Pick up a ball!

Organize an Event
Whether it’s a car wash, candy/cookie sale, or community yard sale, organizing an event can raise funds for many worthy causes.

Stop by to Say Hi
If you know of a member in your community who lives alone or needs extra assistance, this is a great time to stop by, offer to take them out for an afternoon, mow their lawn, or enjoy dinner out on the porch.

These are only a few activities you can do in the springtime to get to know others in your community, benefits children and adults in need, and just makes you feel good on a bright sunny day!