Ten Ideas for Summer Outreach

From www.leadingoutreach.com

18 August 2009



With summer just around the corner, here are ten sure-fire ways to engage with your neighbours.

  1. Organize a picnic in the park and invite everyone on your block.
  2. Rally several friends together and go door-to-door, offering to wash people's cars.
  3. Plan an outdoor movie night. Get a projector and show a family-friendly movie on your garage door. Invite the whole neighbourhood.
  4. Start a community garden.
  5. Plan a game night with one or two families you'd like to know better.
  6. Host a backyard barbeque or karaoke night. (Or both!)
  7. With several friends, plan a fun-day in a local park for children and families in your community. Choose a theme, talk with the local park board, and plan activities like water balloon volleyball and three-legged races.
  8. Start a summer book club in your neighbourhood.
  9. Plan an outdoor concert in the park and give away free lemonade or candy floss.
  10. Organize a troupe of church volunteers to blitz the neighbourhood with offers of free lawn-mowing.
Find more helpful ideas at LeadingOutreach.com