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Volunteering: How to Get Involved Within Your Community

Charleston Volunteers Planting TreesThere are many good reasons to volunteer in your Charleston community. As a real estate investor, it is a good idea to build goodwill and network with other business owners in the area. When you show that you are invested not only in rental homes but also in the welfare of the community itself, it is possible to boost your long-term financial success.

There are many volunteer opportunities you can participate in year-round. Local food banks often need volunteers to help prepare and distribute food to local families. When you volunteer, you provide a valuable service to the community and build goodwill at the same time. You can take the initiative and organize a friendly competition with other rental property owners or business professionals in your network. This way, you not only contribute to your community actively but to your success as an investor as well.

Another way to help and get involved in your local community is to host a drive for items local nonprofits need most. Most of the time, these items are things that fill basic needs like hygiene products, food, clothing, and school supplies. Contact local charities and inquire about their needs, and then create a call for donations. As you gather donated items, you can make new contacts as well as provide for people in the community. To make an even greater impact, get your investing team or other members of the community involved.

You could also help by joining or donating to someone else’s drive. Nonprofit organizations and even police and fire departments often collect toys and gifts for underprivileged children. Local children’s hospitals often accept donations for their young patients and teddy bear drives help first responders collect toys to give to the scared or anxious children they help.

Another way to volunteer in your community would be to join a charity walk or run. You get to help, and get some exercise as well! Most communities organize and invite people to join charity races or walks. Events like these are usually very easy to sign up for and most let you form teams and participate that way. When you engage actively and visibly within your community in this way, you get to connect with others and build your network.

If you would like to do your volunteering outside, consider panning or joining a neighborhood improvement project. These projects could be as simple as cleaning up a local park or planting trees. Remember, even small improvements can help a community in big ways. As the visual appeal of the neighborhood improves, so do the property values and a sense of community involvement. You can help increase both by participating in an outdoor improvement project in your area.

There are numerous benefits to volunteering in your local community.  There are even more ways to do so. The choices are vast so it should be easy to pick one or two that suits your interests and goals best.

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