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Volunteering: How to Get Involved Within Your Community

Chicago Volunteers Planting TreesThere are many good reasons to volunteer in your Chicago community. As a real estate investor, building goodwill and networking with other business owners in the area opens up opportunities for success. When people see 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. 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 while you build goodwill with those around you. 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 great way to get involved in your local community is by hosting a drive for items local nonprofits need most. These are often things that fill basic needs like hygiene products, food, clothing, and school supplies. Contact local charities and ask for a list of items that they need, 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. You can also get your investing team or other members of the community to contribute to making an even greater impact.

You can also join or donate 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. This would be particularly enjoyable if you are into fitness and sports. Many communities offer opportunities to join charity races or walks. Activities like these are easy to sign up for and some of them encourage you to 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 plan projects as simple as cleaning up a local park or planting trees. Even small improvements can greatly help a community. 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. With a lot of choices, it would be easy to find one that suits your objectives.

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