Get Involved

Get involved through social service organizations, philanthropic groups, and more.

Get Involved

Commitment runs deep around here, and there’s no limit to how you can connect with your community. Service organizations, philanthropic groups, social clubs and every combination thereof give you limitless options for getting involved and taking action. Not sure where to start? Here are a just a few of our favorite ideas:

  • Live service above self by joining Rotary, Kiwanis, and the likes.
  • Dig into urban Gardening with the Good Samaritan Inn.
  • Giddyup for the Mt. Zion Lions Pony Express Days.
  • Get Campastic (not to mention cookie OD’d) with Girl Scouts.
  • Have fun with a purpose in the Young Philanthropists.
  • Find your spark at the Decatur Jaycees lighted Christmas parade.
  • Kick life up a notch in YMCA soccer, PIYO or SilverSneakers.
  • Give kids a playhouse with CASA.
  • Get tricky with Junior Welfare’s Trivia or Treat night.
  • Be a good egg at Friends of Argenta’s community breakfasts.

Visit the United Way Portal and get connected with volunteer opportunities available today.



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Just because you need them doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy them. Around here, we’re rich in resources that help us enrich everyday living. From our homes and schools to our banking and healthcare, there’s no shortage of excellence or drive for success.


Not many metro areas can boast they have one of the nation’s top 50 heart hospitals. Few can say their hospital is ranked among the best in the nation for quality patient care. Yet in Decatur and Macon County we have not one, but two award-winning regional medical centers! Our residents have access to leading-edge healthcare at Decatur Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital. And our commitment to total body wellness goes even deeper, with some of the region’s best specialists and providers in women’s health, cardiology, orthopedics, oncology and sports medicine practicing here, plus a complete network of family practice, pediatrics and urgent care services and clinics.


With a thriving financial district and an investment community with immeasurable returns, you’ll find unlimited resources in every corner of the County to manage everything from the smallest pocketbooks to the largest portfolios. Choose the best match for your mojo… small-town banks, community credit unions, metro money managers, innovative investment advisors, full-service brokers and everything in between.


From country living to city lofts, tree-lined streets to townhome sidewalks, all roads lead to vibrant neighborhoods and true community. A mere 1.1 vacancy rate attests to area realtors’ incomparable instincts for pairing people with places. You’re sure to find yours here.


Home to one of the Midwest’s premier private universities, a progressive regional community college and a robust collection of school districts unwaveringly focused on 21 century learning, Macon County opens doors for its community members. From adult education that fits with the pace of your lifestyle to revolutionary programs that seamlessly bridge the gap from student to graduate, this is learning without boundaries.

Public Safety

Learn more about public safety in Decatur & Macon County: all crime, property crime, violent crime, and more.


Don't just live here. Enjoy it here! Experience dining, shopping, entertainment, arts & culture, and more.


Life isn’t meant to be merely lived; it’s meant to be experienced. You’ll find endless opportunities to enjoy life without limits here in Decatur and Macon County.


Sample the duck bacon pizza at The Gin Mill or try some amazing Thai at Anna Thai. Chill on the lakeside deck at The Beach House or chow down on a double crust special delight pizza from Crawford’s.


Explore the bold, the boutiques and the beautiful across the area’s expansive landscape of eclectic appeal. From Merchant Street’s chic kitsch to Mt. Zion’s ever-moving markets and Forsyth’s retail renaissance, not to mention downtown’s urbane elegance, filling your bags won’t be a challenge.


Catch the latest production on our own Great White Way with troupes like Theatre 7; or soak in the symphony, Broadway and all walks of performing arts at Kirkland. Spend a weekend on the shores of Lake Decatur on a paddle board, test out the high ropes course at Overlook Adventure Park, or canoe Big Creek.

Arts & Culture

Access arts in the park and beyond with the Decatur Area Arts Council, take your first walk on a Friday or any day with Gallery 510 or supersize your off-time with a tour through Heroic Age Art Studio. The arts are alive all around Decatur and beyond! In fact, click here to access an interactive map that allows users to find outdoor public artwork, such as sculptures, murals, electrical box wraps, and mosaics, throughout Decatur.

Around here, we’re living life for all it’s worth. Some call us a small town with a big attitude. We wear it proud and tell it loud – Macon County’s momentum just might be unstoppable.

Live life outside the lines. Live limitless.