Congratulations on your decision to volunteer! No matter how big or small a commitment you make, you’ve chosen to join many of your real estate peers in becoming a community leader, advocate and expert. You will reap many benefits not the least of which include building a greater sense of purpose and well-being, forging new friendships and increasing your community network, and learning new skills. Here are some tips and links to help you get started on the right foot.
A Few Simple Guidelines
DO find a volunteer activity you enjoy or that feels important to you, but
DON’T pick something because you think you should or because your friends are doing it.
DO approach your volunteer work with a pure heart and
DON’T go looking for the payoff – your intentions will show.
DO make the commitment and follow through but be careful and
DON’T over commit or take on more than you can handle.
DO choose organizations or projects that will allow you to use your skills and expertise.
DON’T, however, choose things that are obviously self-promoting or self-serving.
DO be passionate about the things you work on.
DON’T be overbearing, controlling or overly aggressive.
DO use your volunteer activities to share what you know but
DON’T forget to listen and learn.
Some Volunteer Resources
Search for opportunities by zip code and keywords
Steps to take, self-evaluation tools & other tips on volunteering
Good Neighbor Toolkit
A great nuts & bolts resource for all kinds of volunteers from realtor.org
I wish you all the best in your community involvement efforts in the coming months and wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling New Year!