REALTORS® who want to increase the impact of their community service should apply for the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Volunteering Works program before the Feb. 28 deadline.
Five applicants will be chosen to receive a year of one-on-one mentoring from successful volunteers who are members of the Good Neighbor Society, according to the NAR. The five winners will also receive $1,000 grant as seed money to improve their community service program. (Get the application.)
Winners are chosen based on the dedication they show to their community and the potential for their charitable work to be enhanced by an expert mentor. REALTORS® engaged in charity work and have specific challenges they want to address will be ideal candidates for the program.
Mentors will be chosen from NAR’s Good Neighbor Society, which includes more than 130 previous Good Neighbor Award winners and Good Neighbor Award honorable mention recipients. Mentors average 20-plus hours weekly on volunteer work. They have built and led some of the most effective charitable organizations in the United States.
Get more information about Volunteering Works.
In 2015, REALTOR® Daniel Goodwin, chairman and chief executive officer for the Inland Real Estate Group, Inc., of Oak Brook was selected as a Good Neighbor Award winner. Nominations for the 2017 Good Neighbor Awards are due May 12. Find out more.