Taking the time to get involved with your community can broaden your perceptions of the world, it can enrich your life emotionally and mentally, and it can help you find a sense of purpose. Just as important is the fact that by getting involved you are improving your community, ensuring that certain organizations and services remain available.
While many businesses and individuals often get involved by writing a check; there are other, more meaningful ways in which you can give back to your local community.
5 Ways to Make a Positive Impact in Denver
1. Get involved with local organizations
Organizations like Impactlocally.org and The Denver Foundation make it easier for people to find activities in which they can volunteer. They provide volunteers, donors, and those interested in lending a helping hand with information about reputable nonprofits, their programs, and they can typically provide you with a list of places/organizations that need the most help.
2. Offer your professional expertise to charitable organizations
Oftentimes, nonprofit and charitable organizations don’t have the necessary resources (human and financial) to streamline their processes and improve their efficiency. If you’re an accountant, offer your services free of charge and help these organizations get a better handle on their tax payments, financial statements, and record keeping. If you’re a marketing expert, help them out with social media campaigns, SEO, and newsletters. If you’re a content writer, create their compelling story and translate that into different forms of content. You get the idea.
3. Mentor someone
Whether it be coaching them a sport, teaching them an instrument, help the elderly with technology, help out a youth sports team, etc. More often than not, those who are most in need of something are searching for inspiration and motivation; be that source of motivation and inspiration for them.
4. Volunteer your time
Sometimes the best way to have a positive impact is by simply volunteering. Whether it be to read to those in a senior home, to play with children, to serve food to the homeless, teach kids how to read or paint a house. Those extra helping hands are always welcome and it is time well-spent.
5. Leave a positive review of a local business
One way to make sure the Denver community remains vibrant and active is by making sure that local businesses stay in business. Help them out by leaving a positive review online; it’ll take only a few minutes but the impact you can have will last for longer than that.
If you’re interested in getting involved and having a positive impact in the Denver community, let us know! Shift Workspaces believes in giving back to the community and is involved in several volunteer projects throughout the year.