Let’s Talk About: Becoming Part of Your Community

Community begins with You.

We all exist in communities: those smaller groups that make up the larger society in which we live, work and grow. You may think of these communities as groups of people engaging in activities related to social, religious, athletics, arts, civic or occupational interests. The real question is, how do you find the right community for YOU– one where you comfortably fit in and can contribute to the “greater good”.

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Let’s Talk About… Becoming Part of Your Community can plant the very early seeds of social awareness, and give teens and adults some concrete suggestions about volunteer efforts and opportunities. Short interviews with social activists can help youth and adults learn where to go if they want to become more involved in the world around them. From after school arts groups to soup kitchens, becoming an active part of your community can benefit you as much as it benefits the world around you.

This short video can prepare you for community engagement by tackling the following questions:

What does it mean to be a part of a community?

Why should I get involved?

How do I get involved?

There are so many places that can use my help, where do I begin?

What is civic engagement?

What is philanthropy and why does our society depend upon it?

Let’s Talk About…Becoming Part of Your Community from Let’s Talk About on Vimeo.

Video Instructions

To watch the video in full screen mode (and catch all that small print!) click on the  icon on the video player taskbar.  Give it a look:

(This is a Flash video, so you’ll need Flash player installed. While more then 98% of computers already have some version of flash, this is a free download from Adobe.com)

Feel free to pause or skip back, or jump forward with the task bar at the bottom of the video if you missed something or if the video pauses for too long!

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More Resources to continue the discussion:

  • If you want to download the Video as a .mov file... Click here (to view, you will need QuickTime – a free download from  Apple.com )

Don’t forget to check out some of the other websites and links on the right under “Your Community” to continue the discussion.  All links are Let’s Talk About… approved!