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Volunteering: How to Get Involved Within Your Community

Bar Harbor Volunteers Planting TreesThere are many good reasons to volunteer in your Bar Harbor community. As a real estate investor, you will find opportunities for building 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.

If you want to get involved, there are many volunteer opportunities available year-round. Food banks often need volunteers to help prepare and distribute food to local families. As a volunteer, you provide a valuable service to the community and at the same time, build goodwill with others. A way to do so is to take the initiative and organize a friendly competition with other rental property owners or business professionals in your network. In doing so, you contribute actively to your community and add to your success as an investor.

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

Joining or donating to someone else’s drive is also another way for you to help. 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. Teddy bear drives help first responders gather toys that they then 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. 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. You can initiate projects such as cleaning up a local park or planting trees. Even small improvements can help a community significantly so don’t hesitate to go ahead! As the visual appeal of the neighborhood improves, so do the property values and a sense of community involvement. You can encourage both by joining an outdoor improvement project in your area.

There are a number of advantages to volunteering in your local community.  There are so many fun ways to help as well! 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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