- As a “community builder” you will need perseverance and determination. Not every new initiative or program will be successful. Don’t be discouraged when a new project gets off to a slow start. They tend to start slowly and gradually gain momentum.
- Set a tone that is light-hearted and fun. It should be a joy to be active in the community. Remember to celebrate small victories. Remember to celebrate small victories. Recognition and applause are like rocket fuel for volunteer-based activities.
- Don’t make the community an island. Establish significant points of connection and collaboration with the community at large. Your community can have important, mutually beneficial relationships with area schools, businesses, clubs and leagues, city government, social service agencies, worship groups, activity groups, and more.
- Significant part of your volunteer activity should be based on helping others in need. Community-based philanthropy or social service projects help engender a deep sense of community pride and embody the highest ideals of community.
- Build community traditions. In the greatest of communities, residents look forward year after year to major seasonal events and community celebrations. These recurring events create countless memories and become deeply ingrained in the pattern of life in the community.