“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan
Why do volunteer work when you can use the time for other things? The answers may vary, but in the end, it all goes back to the impact you make in your community. And if you have ever considered the idea of volunteering in your neighborhood, here are some of the best books worth reading that will inspire you to volunteer.
Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block
Many communities across the globe, especially in urban areas, are often characterized by detachment and lack of engagement among the people who live there. Unlike in closely-knit communities of old, many who live in the same neighborhoods nowadays may not even know the people living around them. In this book, the author explores ways to build healthy communities.
Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diana Leafe Christian
Creating a Life Together provides information and handy guides in creating intentional communities. From leadership to vision-setting and everything in between, this book offers insights and practical know-how in building model communities.
The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-it-yourself Guide to Placemaking by Jay Walljasper
The Great Neighborhood Book explores various ways to create positive change in communities. From transforming neighborhoods into a beautiful and safe place to developing economic opportunities and more, this book can be a big help for people to take action and be part of creating a vibrant neighborhood.