Community service and volunteering can take a lot of different forms, there is so much you can do to help the people in your area. That might leave you wondering where to start. A great place to start is to think about what your interests are, what skills and abilities do you have that can be shared with others. To get you started we’ve put together a list of community service ideas that won’t go unnoticed in your local community. Whether that’s collecting, donating, volunteering, or something else, you should be able to find something to inspire you to get out there and help.

How You Can Give Back to Your Community

  • Collect and donate school supplies.
  • Collect grocery coupons for local food pantries to help them with costs.
  • Collect and donate personal hygiene products.
  • Shovel, rake leaves or mow for an elderly neighbor.
  • Offer dog-walking services.
  • Donate blood.
  • Give free music lessons.
  • Coach a youth sports team.
  • Teach adults in your life internet skills.
  • Clean up your local park.
  • Help your neighbors with repairs.
  • Host activities for kids in hospitals.
  • Host a holiday meal or sponsor a family.
  • Write letters to seniors in care facilities.
  • Put together first aid kits for local shelters.
  • Make cards for kids in homeless shelters or hospitals.
  • Volunteer with a local nonprofit.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or foster a shelter animal.
  • Volunteer at a community center or food pantry.
  • Volunteer to do social media for a local organization.

Unite With Us to Support the Community

We’re a local bank that has been partnering with this community for more than a century. We’ve come alongside and helped build businesses, launch ideas, raise families and fulfill dreams. Our favorite mission is the kind that can have a positive impact every day. We know that warm hearts make a real difference to those who struggle to stay warm during cold winter months. That’s why we put on our Blanket the Community Project during the winter season. We collect new blankets at all branch locations and distribute them to our neighbors in need. Visit our Blanket the Community page to learn more about giving warmth.