Volunteers are so important to communities because they bring with them a renewed sense of commitment and care. But many residents are on the fence about whether or not they would make a good volunteer.

If you need a few more encouragements to get started, here are 10 reasons to volunteer in your community this year.

  1. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community.
  2. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected?
  3. Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, rnake friends, and exchange opinions.
  4. Give back. Repay a little of what's been done for you.
  5. Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service.
  6. Have some fun. Association work isn't drudgery. It's fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors.
  7. Get educated. Learn how it's done-we'll train you.
  8. Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification.
  9. Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and celebrated.
  10. Try some altruism. Improve society by helping others.

We hope this list inspires you! Volunteers are needed in many different ways, and your unique skills are valuable.

Talk to your Board or community manager today to find opportunities near you!