Real estate professionals across the country are joining in a week-long nationwide effort to give back to their communities June 4-12, which has been designated as REALTOR® Volunteer Days. As part of the REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors program, the National Association of REALTORS® is urging associations, brokerages, and members across the country to organize and participate in local volunteer activities, such as sponsoring donation drives, volunteering at local nonprofits, or finding other ways to serve their neighbors.
“Imagine the impact of 1.5 million REALTORS® in every city and town across the U.S. giving back,” says Sara Geimer, manager of NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards. “With our numbers and giving spirit, REALTORS® have so much power to make the world a better place.”
Numerous events are being planned for the 2022 REALTOR® Volunteer Days, including drives for food banks, Habitat for Humanity builds, dog shelters, and neighborhood cleanups. For example, the Mississippi REALTORS® announced it is collecting food donations for Shower Power, a service to the homeless population that was founded in 2019 by Mississippi REALTOR® Teresa Renkenberger. Shower Power offers a truck where homeless people can shower, get a meal, and receive other donations.
Also as part of the 2022 REALTOR® Volunteer Days, the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® is holding several events, such as volunteering at a local boat festival, filling up backpacks with school supplies, assisting at dog shelters, distributing food to the homeless, taking part in community cleanup events, and a Habitat for Humanity event.
The Kaua’i Board of REALTORS® is holding a hygiene drive June 6-10, collecting everyday toiletries like toothpaste, soap, and paper towels to create “blessing bags.”
Real estate professionals, brokerages, and associations can find ideas for volunteer activities and access resources to promote the event and media templates and graphics to share on social media in spreading the word.
Log Your Hours and Share
REALTORS® taking part in the 2022 REALTOR® Volunteer Days are encouraged to share their activities at nar.realtor/rgn. Their stories may be highlighted by NAR on the @RealtorsAreGoodNeighbors Facebook and Instagram accounts. REALTORS® taking part also are encouraged to log their hours at the REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors page on nar.realtor.