Helping out in the community used to be a feel-good chore. You could organize a local book club, write leaflets about local safety, volunteer at the retirement home, help out at a youth club, mentor a few students etc…
Most people, sadly, don’t do this. It’s forgivable, few people want to volunteer our precious free time to do things they don’t enjoy.
But today, you can help an online community. You can volunteer to do something fun and get that feel-good reward. You can organize local-meet ups, help moderate forums, organize guest-chats, help promote the community to others, develop community-branded products, help recruit sponsors and much more.
If your community manager is good, she’ll let you help. If she’s great, she will ask how she can support your work. And if she’s fantastic, she will actively foster a growing group of community volunteers.