The world we live in is a beautiful place, full of marvels and opportunities for all of us to live and thrive in peace. And yet, for some, it is a daunting space, plagued by horrors. The vast majority of these horrors are caused by man and all of them can either be eradicated or alleviated by us. So, never before has mankind had such a big opportunity to exercise solidarity and compassion like it has now. And never before has mankind been so willfully blind.
[caption id="attachment_5434" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Looking for ways to give back? Here are 12 great community service ideas - Photo Credit: Flickr
Selfishness is in our nature and the nature of other animals, and it needs not be a disease. Every act of cooperation, unity and interdependence we find among us or other species is an act of selfishness, as it is primarily moved by self-preservation. But in men, selfishness can be poisonous, and this is evident in our society.
The only way we can break free from selfishness is to become aware of the reality of those around us. We should move towards a common vision of peace, prosperity and harmony. Only by acting as one —one species, one kind, one people— we will transcend selfishness and fulfill our need for sustainable progress.
Of course, there are many ways of doing this, but one of the most effective is through direct contact with our community. Below are some great community service ideas you can engage in this year. Don't miss them!
[caption id="attachment_5435" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Separated in donations, actions and long-term commitment, read below for 11 community service ideas that will expand the way you see the world - Photo Credit: Flickr
For no one is a secret that in the world there are people in need who do not have the same amenities and opportunities as the most fortunate ones. However, it’s in everyone’s hands to help them to have a better life.
Here are 12 community service ideas divided in 3 groups so you can choose which one you can carry out in your own community.
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[caption id="attachment_5436" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Seeking for great community service ideas: How about donating clothes to Goodwill stores, hospices or directly to people you know need them? - Photo Credit: BGCCF.org
[caption id="attachment_5437" align="aligncenter" width="500"] AusAID staff handing over donated clothing, toys and food to Christian Care - Photo Credit: Wikipedia
[caption id="attachment_5438" align="aligncenter" width="500"] EHSAAS Foundation School Library with books donated by Rotary Books of the World - Photo Credit: Wikipedia
As much as we'd like to keep talking about what you can give, what you can do is far more important. Doing hands-on work in your community will open your mind to a whole world that's happening just on the other side of your front door. Here are some useful community service ideas for this summer and all-year long!
[caption id="attachment_5440" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo Credit: Pixabay
[caption id="attachment_5441" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Get involved in teaching someone a valuable skill! - Photo Credit: Flickr
Finally, if you don't think short-term community service ideas are enough, there is always something for you to do all-year round.
[caption id="attachment_5442" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Do you have good cooking skills? Enrolling in your local soup kitchen is among our community service ideas! - Photo Credit: Flickr
Don't miss out on the chance to do something that improves your life and the life of those around you. Make the most and cherish the opportunities you have, help others!