3. Share your skills
One of the most gratifying feelings in the world is using your skills for good. Why not contact local charities and see if they need an extra pair of hands? If you’re a wedding planner, help to organise next year’s fundraiser. If you’re a journalist, offer to take over the online newsletter. Accountant? Help to streamline spreadsheets. You get the idea. There are so many tasks to deal with for charities and small non-profits, your skills could really make a difference.
4. Be the organiser
Can’t find the vegan baking club you’re looking for? Running club doesn’t happen on your preferred morning? Don’t wait around for it to happen, be the one who initiates it. Find others on social media who share your passion and start your own thing. Be the master of your own destiny. Invite colleagues, neighbours and new friends to take part and don’t forget the Lipton Ice Tea!
5. Be yourself
Carving out a place in a new environment can be tricky and it’s natural to feel intimidated at first. But if you’re genuine and open, you can’t go wrong. Be proactive but, most importantly, be yourself. You’ll make the best, most lasting connections if you stay true to yourself from the start.