A community is a group of people who share services buildings and laws. It is also a place where people live. A community can be a school, town, city, or neighborhood. Community helpers are people who live and work in our communities. Community helpers make communities cleaner, safer, and more pleasant for other people. They do many different things to help us every day. They provide us with goods (products we use) and services (things they do for us).
Some examples of community helpers are: doctors, nurses, chefs, bakers, astronauts, soldiers, teachers, dentists, mail carriers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters, fishermen, plumbers, firefighters, farmers, librarians, and volunteers.
Think of all the people in your community who do these jobs. You can learn a lot from community helpers! Let’s take a walk and meet some of the people who work hard to help us every day.
First, we pass a police station. Police officers are community helpers because they keep us safe. They protect people. Police officers make sure everyone follows the law.
Next, we see a hospital. Inside, doctors are helping sick people to be well again. Doctors give medicine, fix broken bones, and teach people how to stay healthy. Nurses help the doctors, so they are community helpers too!
The fire station is next. Firefighters are always there to put out fires and rescue people in danger. They have lots of special equipment and big trucks! Firefighters also teach children fire safety and what to do in case of a fire.
Around the corner is City Hall. City Hall is where the mayor and city council work.
Together, the mayor and the city council make laws and solve problems in the city or town.
Did you know your teacher is a community helper too? Teacher’s help children learn. They teach children to read and do math. They plan projects and games. Some teachers teach art or music.
Every day, all over town, community helpers are hard at work to help you. Some keep you safe, some help you learn, some keep you healthy, and some help make your town a better place.