Get Involved in Your New Neighborhood
The boxes are unpacked, the house is set up and everybody’s settled into their new routine after the big move. Life is beginning to feel a bit more normal. Next on your to do list is to get involved in your new neighborhood.
What do you do? (Especially since it’s still winter!)
Here are four ways you can get involved and get acquainted with your new neighbors.
1. Help You Neighbor Shovel. If you are living in the northeast, this winter you will make an instant best friend if you offer to help shovel!!
2. Join a neighborhood group. Check out www.Nextdoor.com to see if your neighborhood has established an online networking group. If not, go for it!! Get Involved!
3. Volunteer. Identify a cause you feel passionate about, and think about donating your time and skills to a local organization. Volunteering offers an opportunity to make meaningful friendships with people who also live and volunteer in the community. Youth sports teams are also an excellent way to get involved. If you’re having trouble locating a volunteer organization that fits you, visit the local public library and ask for suggestions.
4. Organize an Event. Block parties (throw yourself a welcome party) and other group activities can be efficient and fun ways to meet neighbors and establish yourself as someone who’s invested in the community. Share your idea by dropping off fliers. Include an email address and ask neighbors to contact you if they’re interested.