When we have joined community events, it has almost always been because we knew that it was a great cause and we would enjoy spending time with friends while doing it. Even a trash pick up with small children was fun this way and afforded opportunities to enjoy worms and other fun creatures we encountered along the way.
Last year when it was so difficult to find garden seeds, we were blessed to partner with our local cooperative extension to sort and distribute seeds that had been donated to them but weren't able to be distributed through normal programming. Our family spent hours sorting seeds and getting to know our veggies and flowers. Then we put together full garden packs to distribute through several food pantries within the community. We also were able to organize personalized seed packages for many individuals and families and arranged contactless pickups/dropoffs for them.
This led into mentoring several families who began their own gardens last year. In all, we enjoyed a tremendous sense of community while encouraging anyone who had time and space to plant and grow foods of their own to meet their own needs and to share with others.