Jerry Swon | Community

Jerry Swon has a longstanding interest in volunteering and community involvement.

5 Opportunities To Volunteer Abroad Jerry Swon

5 Opportunities to Volunteer Abroad

When given the opportunity to volunteer abroad, I highly recommend you cease the chance. Volunteering abroad provides allows you to travel the world and experience new things all while impacting the lives of others. Unlike volunteering domestically, international volunteering requires you to be fully immersed in a new culture. Your time spent volunteering abroad will […]

Finding A Volunteer Niche Jerry Swon

The Ideal Method to Finding A Volunteer Niche

Looking for volunteer opportunities is one of the easiest searches one can do, generally. Local communities will never be at a loss for needing help, and the resources available to find that work are readily accessible. Different sources one may use to search for these opportunities include local community centers, local community colleges, bulletin boards, […]

4 Tips For Getting Your Kids To Volunteer Jerry Swon

4 Tips For Getting Your Kids to Volunteer

Volunteering time and money to worthwhile causes is a lesson that all people need to learn. Childhood is a perfect time to introduce this lesson. It is not uncommon for children to have unrealistic ideas about the challenges that people or animals face. Volunteering can open a child’s mind to the difficulties that life can […]

How You Can Encourage Interaction Within Your Community Jerry Swon

How You Can Encourage Interaction Within Your Community

Communities hold great importance to our lives. Looking at your own life, you will notice that you are a part of multiple communities, like school, work, or church. One of the reasons why these groups have such an impact on our lives is due to the interaction that the organization’s members have with one another. Engagement with your […]

Give Back This Holiday Season Jerry Swon

How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season

With holidays quickly approaching, the time for celebration with family and friends is near. While it can easy to get caught up with consumerism, it is important to think of how you can give back. We have so much to be thankful for, there are others who are not as unfortunate. This season I challenge you […]

Behind Creating A Community Jerry Swon

The 4 Factors Behind Creating A Community

Have you ever wondered why people participate in communities? Or how that community came to be in the first place? Social psychologists, McMillian and Chavis explain that a sense of community is formed when members feel that they belong, matter, and share the same faith. McMillian and Chavis explain that there is more that goes into a community than […]

How To Encourage Others To Give More Often Jerry Swon

How to Encourage Others To Give More Often

In light of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake, many people’s lives are abruptly altered. Victims of a disaster rely on the generosity of others in order to get through a difficult time. Donations to food banks, disaster relief organizations, and other charities can make all the difference in the lives of disaster victims. Although there are […]

Market Street Mission | Jerry Swon

Market Street Mission: Aiming to Help the Homeless, Helpless, & Hopeless

Roughly half a million people in the United States experience homelessness each year. With such a large population affected by homelessness, the organizations that seek to help the homeless and offer rehabilitation in addition to food and shelter are inspiring. Market Street Mission of Morristown, New Jersey is one such organization, and they’ve been helping the homeless for more than a century.

Creating Community Change | Jerry Swon

Creating Community Change: Finding or Forming a Local Group

Creating change in your community sometimes feels like an impossible task; without organization and clear goals, the prospect of enacting and maintaining a significant change seems somewhat impossible. However, if you believe your community is in need of change — whether you want to propose a sustainability initiative or a rehabilitation program — a local group of like-minded people might be the answer.

Top 3 Ways You Can Help Your Community Jerry Swon

Top 3 Ways You Can Help Your Community

Reflect on the word, “community”. What does that word mean to you? For some community means the 5-mile radius surrounding their home. For others, it can be a group at church, to the neighborhood to the entire city. However you define community, you can play an active role in how it grows.   To make […]

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