10 ways in which you can show citizenship.Actions that can be taken.

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ako6777 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

An active citizen is someone who takes an active role in their community. Some way by which you can show citizenship are:

  1. Volunteering at a homeless shelter.  You can volunteer to clean the facility or cook food.
  2. Donating to an organization that you feel strongly about is another way to display citizenship.  Many people donate money at Christmas to their favorite charities to better the community.
  3. Recycling is another good way to show citizenship.  It helps the environment of the community and our planet as a whole.
  4. You can participate in a fund raising event for a someone or some organization in your community.
  5. By paying your taxes you are displaying citizenship.
  6. Participating on a jury is another example.
  7. Serving in the armed forces is a show of citizenship.
  8. Obeying the law is a show if citizenship.
  9. Voting at election time displays citizenship.
  10. Joining a local club or organization also displays citizenship.
Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The previous posts were extremely strong.  I would merely like to add that a vital element of citizenship is being able to strike a balance between preserving realms of positive liberty and negative liberty.  The former has been demonstrated in many of the posts.  The idea of joining a club or an organization, or acting in a manner where one's freedom is exhibited is a strong component of citizenship.  Yet, there is another defining element to citizenship.  This is where individuals acknowledge another's right to be left alone.  To act in a manner free of intimidation, harassment, or social encroachment and to stand for allowing others' sense of negative liberty, to be left alone, is something that is vital to a definition of modern citizenship.  To act in a manner that represents taking a stand against those who seek to overwhelm others' voices is another aspect of citizenship, preservation of a realm or right to be left alone.

besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This makes me think of something President Kennedy once said:

"Ask not what your country can do for you - 
ask what you can do for your country."

There are numerous that an individual can show citizenship. Here are a few more:

  1. Follow and respect the rules in your community. This can be at places such as school, home, or any public place.
  2. Do your part in taking care of the environment. You can do your part by recycling and saving energy.
  3. Volunteer in community organizations.
  4. Be respectful to your friends, neighbors, family, etc.
  5. Help people in need. This could be as simple as helping someone carry their groceries.
  6. Have a good understanding of the government.
  7. Be a good person.

All of these things are different ways that you can give back to the community.


pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are a whole ton of ways that you can show citizenship, in my opinion.

  • If you are old enough, you can vote.
  • You can join a club or civic organization.
  • You can volunteer at any number of organizations.
  • You can write letters to the editor on issues that are important to you.
  • You can contact your government representatives on issues that you care about.
  • You can go to city council or school board meetings.
  • You can act in ways that increase understanding between different groups in the community -- that will often be something you could do by volunteering.
krishna-agrawala | Student

I believe the question requires ways in which a person can display that he or she is a good citizen. Some of the ways for dong this are listed below.

  • Voting for election of representatives in government and on other national issues, even when it is not compulsory,
  • Keeping oneself informed about about public problems.
  • Protecting the environment in which they live.  Many of these duties go along with rights.
  • Respect and follow the laws of the country.
  • Pay taxes honestly.
  • Support practices and causes that are in the interest of the society.
  • Similarly oppose peacefully, practices and activities that are against the interest of the society.
  • Respect the right of others in the society.
  • Earn an honest living for self and family.
  • Not to dodge special duties such as those of a jury or in the army when required.