DISCOVER WHAT FORMS OF ADVOCACY WORK BEST WITH YOUR STRENGTHS, HOW TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, HOW TO FIND THE COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE TO PUT YOUSELF OUT THERE, AND ENTERING INTO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
If you're looking for more opportunities not included in the guidebook, your place is here. On the Get Involved! page, you can find, explore, and become engaged in different forms of advocacy and in volunteering.
WHAT FORM OF ADVOCACY WORKS BEST WITH YOUR STRENGTHS?
Are you thinking about becoming more involved in your community or acting upon a certain issue you're passionate about? Are you wondering which path you should take to make a difference? Based off the answers you provide in this quiz, there'll be some ideas for what form of advocacy may be best for you! Note: This does not mean that you can't be involved in other forms of advocacy or that you have to do this one. This is just to give you an idea for trying a type of advocacy, and then you can reevaluate! Reflection is a key factor in advocacy anyways!!
Click this link or press the 'QUIZ' button for the quiz!
HOW TO FIND INNER COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE
I'll be honest - there isn't one concrete way to find inner courage and confidence. However, it all does start with you. Envision the goal you're trying to reach, and imagine how close you'd get to the goal if you didn't put yourself out there. Then, reimagine that same scenario but this time, you did put yourself out there. In the second scenario, you probably got closer to reaching your goal. I know for me sometimes things like affirmations help if I'm stressed or nervous by encouraging me to have a positive open mind. It really is all about being open to new exciting ideas and opportunities, and not letting yourself get in the way fo that.
ENTERING INTO CIVIC Engagement and Finding Opportunities in your community
Becoming more involved in civic engagement opportunities can be tricky at first because you want to find a good organization to work with. To find one, maybe look on social media to see if there are any local groups that are looking for assistance, or ask peers/friends which organizations they have worked with. If you are a part of some school clubs, it is probable that your club has worked with an organization in the past, so you can try to connect with those organizations too since you know they focus on an issue that you're passionate about. Lastly, you can also just search "volunteer opportunities in [my area]" on the web, and several sites should come up that lists different opportunities available in your area.