B39 - Joining Groups

Joining different groups in your community is a way of meeting people, pursuing indoor or outdoor interests together and perhaps working on community projects together (eg, environmental restoration, marae upgrade, fundraising for your local sports club).

You may already be socially active but want to expand the range of people you meet and experience new things.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has developed a list of four ways that you can become more active in your community:

If you have the time and inclination to be more involved in your community, there are a great variety of activities and groups you can join. Some groups come together for one-off activities, while others meet regularly. Find the one that best suits your passions and commitment.

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Cons

What do I need in order to take this option?

Something that interests you needs to be available for you to join in your area.

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, it may even broaden your social and cultural horizons and future choices.

For more information

For more information about volunteering:

For more information about joining up with others: