Any ideas for leadership activities?

asgusma

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for leadership roles/activities that I can do in my community. Obviously it may be a bit difficult to do some things now considering COVID, but I am particularly lacking in the leadership portion of my application, and I wanted to know if there was any way I could lead in my community at this time.
 

Cookiemom

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for leadership roles/activities that I can do in my community. Obviously it may be a bit difficult to do some things now considering COVID, but I am particularly lacking in the leadership portion of my application, and I wanted to know if there was any way I could lead in my community at this time.
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MidCakePa

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Leadership ideas must come from you. What aspects of your community, school, church, etc., are you most interested in? Where do you see yourself making a difference? Where do you see something that isn’t quite right that you believe you could impact? If these aren’t of your own finding or ideation, they’ll lack authenticity. They’ll just be resume filler. And that won’t get you far.
 

OldRetSWO

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for leadership roles/activities that I can do in my community. Obviously it may be a bit difficult to do some things now considering COVID, but I am particularly lacking in the leadership portion of my application, and I wanted to know if there was any way I could lead in my community at this time.
Seriously, there are MORE potential leadership opportunities DUE to COVID and unlike the more normal pre-COVID activities like School Clubs and School Sports, there are not a chain of folks in line waiting for them.
I don't have a list of ideas figured out ahead of time but here are a few off the top of my head:

1. Organize shopping pickups for people who really should not go out dues to other conditions. Further, these people often need other errands and small tasks done which don't take much time/effort but they can't find people to do them.

2. Virtual Learning Assistance - Many parents are less able than others to assist their elementary and above kids with their virtual schooling. Many kids are moving backwards in an academic sense and they need tutors or assistants to help them. This is a serious and widespread problem.

2a. Virtual Learning Assistance for Special Needs students - Even MORE of a pressing need. You could really help some lives here

3. Communications help for the non-digital natives - Many seniors were used to being with their families on a regular basis and are now unable to do so. Many in Nursing homes/care facilities have this issue but also many live out in communities across the country and I will bet that there are some pretty close to you. They might or might not have equipment such as computers, IPADs or even smartphones but even if they do, they might not be able to utilize features such as Facetime, Zoom, etc. That is where a motivated young person can make a positive impact.

Doing some of these things on an individual basis looks nice but getting more kids to help will both enable you to help more people AND will show leadership and initiative. I threw these ideas together pretty quickly - there are undoubtedly many more opportunities than this.
 
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