Short Course on Resources – Getting to Square 1

A Guide to Community Service

You will note that community service will often remain as an important element of the society. You will learn that it will in most cases make the people participating to be actively involved in the building of the community. A good number of people have chosen to volunteer in this particular practice. It is however important to understand that community service does not necessarily mean that it has to be voluntary. This engagement is due to the profound benefits witnessed. It is however necessary that we understand what makes this whole engagement quite effective. The following are some of the noteworthy premises that make the service quite remarkable.

There has been a need to establish services that were previously not available. Widening the scope of community service will oftentimes grant a higher level of satisfaction. You will thus be needed to find people and resources that will make this a success. You will also have to ensure that you assess the community and know the kind of services that are needed. This will make it easy for you to plan an intervention or even an initiative. It is through this that you will be able to come up with a good organization to counter the challenges noted. It is possible for you to take any role that you find suitable in this project. The primary focus needs to be how to address the problem at hand.

Some people are of the view that the existing services are to be made more effective. You will learn that this can be brought about by creativity. You will note that there are instances where improvement of existing services will be met with a little resistance. You will always meet resistance, somehow. This is because a complete change will often be very difficult for so many people. You will be required to indulge a group of people to share ideas before you can implement this. This will ensure that any relevant adjustments are made in a bid to make the changes quite seamless. You need to understand that this might often take some time.

You will also learn that the expansion of the scope of these services will in most cases give room to reach more people. This will actually be valued by so many people. This will in most cases need additional funding. This will in most cases lead to making the services widely acceptable or even increase the access to the services. There is a need to make sure that there is proper coordination. You will find that it will be responsible for a seamless system.