Civic Engagement

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Civic engagement is an umbrella term used to describe the activities and culture which promote the bridging of communities with socially conscious thought and action. In this way, community service, political activity, service-learning, activism and advocacy are all different faces of civic engagement that work together to enhance our society by improving our role as citizens.

Civic Engagement can take many forms.  Below are some of the ways a person can become involved:

  • Community problem solving
  • Regular volunteering for a non-electoral organization
  • Active membership in a group or association
  • Participation in a fundraising walk/run/ride
  • Other fundraising for charity

Organizations that can help you get involved with Civic Engagement are:

Americans over 55 have a lifetime of experience to share, and the desire to make a real difference in their world.  They’ve managed households, been business owners and nurses, farmers and salespeople, artists and executives.  Now they are ready to put their unique talents and expertise to work in their communities, and enrich their own lives in the process.

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 77,000 nonprofit organizations.


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