Five Ways You Can Get Involved in The Community
Shirley Chisholm once said that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Here are five ways you can get involved in Baton Rouge.
After school tutoring
Tutoring strengthens confidence, helps others overcome learning difficulties, and improves work ethic. You could be an invaluable resource to someone by simply providing your knowledge. Ask one of your teachers if you can offer tutoring services.
Start a community garden
Make Baton Rouge beautiful! Community gardens provide access to fresh and healthy vegetables and dietary education. Try it out–you might discover that you have a green thumb.
Volunteer at an animal shelter
If you have an interest in becoming a veterinary, or if you just love animals, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Volunteer duties include cleaning up, feeding, and exercising rescued dogs and cats. Visit the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society website for more information on promoting the well-being of animals.
Provide meals for the homeless
Homelessness is a major issue in Baton Rouge, so considering serving hot meals to those who desperately need them. There are many soup kitchens and food banks that are searching for volunteers, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Join the Big Buddy Program
Make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor in the Big Buddy Program. This one is a time commitment, but you won’t regret changing someone’s life in a positive way.
Start this year off by becoming a leader in the community. Ask your teacher or guidance counselor if you need help signing up for any of these programs.