If you’re young
If you’re young and unemployed, get involved in your community. It will help you gain experience and valuable skills which will get you a job. You’ll also have a lot of fun, too.
If you have kids
If you have kids but your local authority has cut back on the services you and your friends use, set up a group that fills in the gap and fundraise because if you don’t do it, no one else will. Don’t lie down and take it. Fight for better services. Fight for strong, independent communities
If you’re retired or going to retire
If you’re retired or going to retire and aren’t sure how you’re going to fill the days, get involved in your community. Grasp the opportunity to pass on your knowledge and skills. You have achieved a great deal in your life, and you still have a lot more to give.
If you’re dealing with a personal illness
If you’re dealing with a serious illness or tragedy and feel isolated and alone, set up a support group or fundraise atoan event for your cause. Often it’s your own pain and suffering that is the real drive for change. And you may inspire others.
If you’re a political animal
If you’re a political animal and you’re energised by the recent political turmoil in Scotland, get involved in your community. Bring your high ideals to the battle against societies ills: hopelessness and despair