So, I have been thinking a lot about what I would contribute to in my community. I have been trying to think of things I am really good at/passionate about that I can teach to others. Sadly, mastering video games and Wii dance games won’t help me much. I do volunteer currently, but it is with an exchange organization. I guess I could promote exchanges, but most families can’t afford private exchanges. There is a very slim chance I can convince a couple of senators and congressmen to start a new State Department funded exchange scholarship program, but you never know.
What else could I contribute though? I know that probably 90% is based on community needs, but I really want to do something in addition that I really think is superausgezeichnet.
I could tutor English classes
I could teach basic computer skills – but that requires computers
I could do yoga classes?
I could teach advertising/marketing workshops
I could do a community game night – could you imagine doing charades, pictionary, or taboo in another language? that would be toooo much fun
I could teach adult accounting classes
I could teach German – bet the US government would adore that 🙂
I could do marketing research consulting (free of course) or teach methods
Something else that would be fun would be to document stories from community members. Flip cams would be great for this. Compile a journal of short stories or a video. Translate those stories and share them. I really like this idea – I wanted to do it in Germany, but never had the guts to ask random people to tell me their life story.
I am not super craftsy or sporty, so I think something teaching or listening would be good for me.
My ideal assignment would be doing tourism or teaching business classes, btw – but honestly I think any opportunity to learn, listen, and impact will be amazing.