The importance of volunteerism can’t be overstated. It builds social bonds, reduces isolation, provides the satisfaction of accomplishment, decreases feelings of powerlessness, gives residents a sense of control, and makes community associations vibrant and thriving places to live. This is the foundation for building a sense of community. Associations would have a hard time existing without Condo and HOA resident volunteers; they’re the lifeblood of any community.
Ten reasons to volunteer for the community:
- Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community.
- Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected?
- Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions.
- Give back. Repay a little of what’s been done for you.
- Advance your career. Build your personal resume by including your community volunteer service.
- Have some fun. Association work isn’t drudgery. It’s fun accomplishing good things with your neighbors.
- Get educated. Learn how it’s done—we’ll train you.
- Express yourself. Help with creative projects like community beautification.
- Earn recognition. If you would like a little attention or validation, your contributions will be recognized and celebrated.
- Try some altruism. Improve society by helping others.
Committees are the backbone of many successful associations. Successful larger community associations also recognize the value of the partnership between volunteers and a professional manager or management company. Get on board, volunteer to serve your condo or HOA.