Dear Red Deer

Want to love where you live?

Join us for a year of challenges based on the book, This is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick. The challenges will be set every month based on one chapter of the book. We will read the chapter, try the challenges and then meet in the library or post on social media to share experiences. We're hoping that by taking part in this program we will come to love Red Deer and feel like this is where we belong. 

Join the conversation on our Facebook Group or chime in on Twitter or Instagram using #dearreddeer!

Dear Red Deer Challenges
Chapter 7: Volunteer

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Print a pdf of the Challenges

CHALLENGE 1: READ THE SEVENTH CHAPTER OF THIS BOOK
The book is This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick. Print copies can be borrowed from the library, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CHALLENGE 2: HELP A NEIGHBOUR
Ask if they need any groceries before you do your next haul. Mow their part of your shared lawn. Look after their outdoor plants while they're away on the weekend.

CHALLENGE 3: CHECK OUT VOLUNTEER CENTRAL
Volunteer Central posts local volunteering opportunities, and now has a special COVID-19 section with ideas for remote and micro-volunteering.

CHALLENGE 4: USE YOUR HOBBY TO HELP
Knit for babies or get started on winter socks/scarves, sew and upcycle older clothing items, proofread a student’s paper etc…

CHALLENGE 5: GIVE BLOOD
Canadian Blood Services is taking appointments for blood donations.

CHALLENGE 6: PERFORM 3 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is based on bringing kindness into our everyday lives.

CHALLENGE 7: MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mark August 27 on your calendar. This is the date the challenges for Chapter 8 will be posted. We are still unable to meet in person, but please join our Facebook group or chime in on Twitter or Instagram using #dearreddeer!