NAR Calls for Applications to Its 2023 Volunteering Works Grant and Mentoring

CHICAGO (February 15, 2023) – The National Association of Realtors® is now accepting applications for its Volunteering Works grant and mentoring program. The program, funded by Wells Fargo Home Lending, matches mentors with Realtors® who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and are looking to enhance their charitable efforts.

“Mentoring is not just about sharing knowledge, it's about investing in the future,” said NAR President Kenny Parcell, a Realtor® from Spanish Fork, Utah, and broker-owner of Equity Real Estate Utah. “It is our goal to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders. The Volunteering Works program provides mentorship and guidance to Realtors® so they can make a lasting impact on the communities they serve through their nonprofit work.”

All Realtors® involved in charitable efforts with growth potential are encouraged to apply. Five Volunteering Works recipients will be awarded a $1,000 grant to help improve their community programs. Recipients will also receive a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of NAR's Good Neighbor Society, which is comprised of past Good Neighbor Awards recipients.  

The Volunteering Works program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo Home Lending.

“We proudly support Volunteering Works, which recognizes and mentors Realtors® who are looking to deepen their impact in their communities,” said Sue Barber, national sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Lending. “There are many individuals and communities that are underserved, and we applaud the efforts of those looking to change that. It is our honor to recognize and salute the outstanding work being done by this rising cohort of leaders.”

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2023. Applicants must be NAR members. For a Volunteering Works entry form, visit and click on the “Volunteering Works Application” button.

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term Realtor® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Wells Fargo & Company is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 41 on Fortune's 2022 rankings of America's largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy.

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