How to Make Baltimore Better
This blog and our website is dedicated to help you find a way to dedicate your free time to something you can be passionate about. While we gear mainly to sports and activities that are social and make you sweat, we also want to give resources and ways on how you can be a better person.
With that in mind we are starting a new series for Strictly Baltimore showcasing volunteer opportunities and helpful ways to give back to Baltimore.
It’s called “Give Back Baltimore.”
Being that the Holiday season is coming upon us we figured this would be the perfect time to start these installments.
In light of Hurricane Sandy, and as with many natural disasters, there is an outpouring support of volunteers and resources. While we don’t want to deter people from contributing to their efforts we want people to take a look at what is around their corner and see what they can do to help.
But what if you say, “I don’t if I can give anything to that organization?”
That is far from the truth. Everyone has a skill that can be of use.
Not only do they need your man power but also your expertise!
If your great with graphics, an organization could be looking for someone to redesign their logo. If your good with people, an organization could use you to increase their marketing. If you love pets, there’s an animal shelter calling your name.
Learn about yourself and your strengths “on the job.” By putting yourself out there you’ll be given jobs that will put you out of your comfort zone. By being out of your comfort zone you will find out more about yourself, including what your good at and what you aren’t. Even if you don’t know what you’re good at but you work hard and want to help, an organization can use you and in this process help you find what you’re looking for. You will find your strengths and weaknesses.
So what can you do to help? Where can you volunteer? Where do you start?
There are plenty of sources online that can help you. We found two great resources that can get you started.
First is Volunteer Match
. This website that lists hundreds of organizations and positions where people can offer their time and effort to their organization
. You will be astonished by how many organizations are in need of help.
Another website is Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) Maryland
. This website helps companies and people get involved with our community
. They do this by recruiting and gathering volunteers for efforts and projects around the city
. They also help businesses find ways to help the community effectively.
If your company is looking for corporate giving opportunities consider checking out BVU Maryland
So during this upcoming holiday season consider spending some time and look at these sites and look for an organization to help.
Give Back to Baltimore.
When was the last time you volunteered?
Also don’t forget to check out our website to see what is going on in Baltimore.
We have also been nominated in the 2012 Mobbies! The Mobbies are the best outstanding blogs in Maryland. We are in BEST NEW BLOG and BEST COMMUNITY BLOG! Vote now!