It’s that time of year again – summer freedom is almost here, time for lazy summer afternoons, late morning sleep-ins, fireworks and…community service?
For our students at QED, giving back to the community is an integral part of life education. Some students volunteer all year long, while others use their off-time in the summer to focus on activities that benefit their community. Either way, this is often the most enriching, rewarding part of their year.
How to decide upon a worthwhile pursuit? Often, their tutors will help them find activities here in New York City that conform with their interests and talents – like teaching, working with animals, building scenery for summer workshop programs, or visiting the elderly. Other students turn to the New York Cares website to get inspired by their database of worthy activities – things like helping revitalize local libraries, environmental activities, or working to ease hunger.
If you are looking for a way to become more involved with the community this summer or throughout the year, we highly recommend visiting the NY Cares website, here: http://www.newyorkcares.org For those who live outside this metro area, another excellent resource to inspire ideas for community service is Volunteer Match, here: http://www.volunteermatch.org You can enter your zip code and search an extensive database of very worthy activities.
Whatever you decide to do, making it a regular part of your life is guaranteed to enrich you as much, and more, as those whose lives you will touch.