Homeowners in Fresno: Making a Difference
It’s part of the “American Dream” to own your own home. To have your own place that you can make your own. Along with owning your own home, most of us also want to become part of our neighborhood community. If you have moved into a new home in Fresno California (http://www.kbhome.com/new-homes-fresno-and-surrounding-area), there are some awesome ways to strengthen your area and make a difference. The best way is simply to get involved, and volunteer where you can.
Everyone has particular interests, passions and talents. Whatever yours may be, there is an organization in Fresno where you can put them to good use.
- Do you watch police dramas or read crime novels? Fresno PD’s Citizens on Patrol program could be for you. Take part in traffic control, searches for missing children or adults, radar board operations and a host of other non-confrontational activities to keep your city safe.
- Maybe the great outdoors is your thing, or the great indoors for sharing your passions with others. You would be perfect for PARCS, or the Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services program. Help keep Fresno’s 80 parks clean and beautiful, or coach a youth sports team, or run an after school program for local kids.
- If you are one of those people who love to assist the elderly, you might want to visit the Valley Caregiver Resource Center, and use your skills and experiences in a variety of ways.
- There are even ways to match volunteer opportunities with your specific talents and time. Check out the Volunteer Match for the Fresno area.
Why volunteer in Fresno?
The reasons are many and they are all good.
- Helping fellow citizens in need
- Improving conditions in Fresno
- Increasing recreation opportunities for all Fresno citizens
- Contributing to the overall safety of the city
- Being with others who share your interests and passions
- Satisfaction of making a difference in your community
We all may feel like we’re too busy to make a difference and it is so easy to get caught up in our busy lives. But as homeowners who want to make the area we live better for our children and those around us, we make the time to serve even if just an hour or two a week. Don’t just live in Fresno. Serve Fresno. It’s a great city and you can help keep it that way.