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Volunteering

Give back & grow your career.

When you volunteer, you make a difference in the lives of REALTORS® and the people they serve. Whether you are thinking about volunteering or already are a volunteer, you’ll find helpful information and resources here.

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Through volunteering, you meet new people, build new networks, and put your unique skills and personal brand to work.

It's also an opportunity to give back to a community that matters to you. There are many ways to volunteer. You can join a local board, work on an OREA committee, or help an organization that is not related to the profession.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities at OREA, look for our Call for Volunteers in January each year. To volunteer at your local association, contact them directly

Training for Volunteers

Better leaders make better decisions and build better associations.

The OREA Centre for Leadership Development provides free training courses, tutorials, and tools to help improve your leadership skills.

No matter what kind of volunteer work you choose, it's your opportunity to make a difference and to leave an impression.

Make a difference in your community and your career. Browse the tools & training for volunteers.

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Volunteer Leader Award

Each year, OREA recognizes an outstanding volunteer. We’d like to introduce you to some of these motivated, growth-oriented individuals:

2016 Winner
Mark Imeson
2016 Winner Mark Imeson
A three-time president of the Windsor-Essex County Association of REALTORS®. Mark has provided ideas and suggestions for the betterment of his association and the industry. He is passionate about education and making sure his peers are knowledgeable about new trends and issues.
2015 Winner
Jeff Mahannah
2015 Winner Jeff Mahannah
Jeff has been instrumental in handling many of the most challenging issues faced by the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Association. He helped replace the legacy MLS® system, guided the board in a search for a new location, and helped resurrect charitable endeavours and contributions to communities.
2014 Winner
David Reid
2014 Winner David Reid
David has served on the board of directors and as a president. He displayed sound leadership during the amalgamation of the Muskoka & Haliburton Association of REALTORS® with the Orillia & District Real Estate Board. He has helped strengthen relationships with neighbouring boards and associations.

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I wouldn’t have become president of OREA if it wasn’t for the top-notch training developed by OREA’s Centre for Leadership Development.

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