2023 Volunteer Call Applications are Now Open!

Are you an ABoR member or ACTRIS subscriber looking for ways to get involved and impact your industry? From international relations and finance to philanthropic and advocacy efforts, we have a volunteer group for you. Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule and will make a difference for your career and our Association.

ABoR's 2023 Volunteer Call is open from Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, October 15. You can apply for any open Volunteer Group positions below through the ABoR Member Portal. Learn more about each volunteer group's roles and responsibilities below.

Please Note: The Volunteer Call does not encompass Volunteer Groups with Board-appointed positions, such as the ABoR Foundation Board of Directors, Legislative Management Team, or Governing Policies Committee.


2023 Volunteer Groups with Open Positions

The ABoR Foundation’s efforts are led by an Advisory Group comprised of the members of an overarching Board of Directors and diverse candidates who have demonstrated a consistent track record in community service and/or fundraising initiatives and who share the ABoR Foundation’s commitment to housing, education, and disaster relief.

13 positions available 

Foundation Ambassadors champion and support the ABoR Foundation's initiatives related to housing, education, and disaster relief in Central Texas. Ambassadors have the opportunity to get involved in the Scholarship Program, housing builds, service projects, fundraising, member outreach, and more. If you're looking for a way to get involved and do some good at various points throughout the year or a volunteer role that works with your busy schedule, this one is for you!

Unlimited positions available

The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities regarding the integrity, compliance, internal and external audit/review functions of the Association. Members and officers are recommended by the Vetting Committee and approved by the Board of Directors each fall.

Qualifications 

Committee members should have a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices. Members should also be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee. 

3 positions available 

 

Time Commitment 

The Audit Committee typically meets once a year, or as often as necessary to enable fulfillment of its responsibilities. 

The Budget Committee is responsible for reviewing financial policies, goals, and budgets that support the mission, values, and strategic goals of the Association. Members and officers are recommended by the Vetting Committee and approved by the Board of Directors each fall.

Qualifications 

Budget Committee members should have a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices and be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flow.  Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee. 

Time Commitment 

The Budget Committee typically meets quarterly to review financial statements. In the fourth quarter of each year, the committee meets as often as necessary to recommend the annual budgets for approval by the ABoR and ACTRIS Boards of Directors. 

5 positions available 

The Diversity Committee coordinates activities related to increasing the overall diversity and inclusiveness of ABoR volunteers and leadership to mirror the rich diversity and culture of our region.

Qualifications 

At large positions on the Diversity Committee must be fulfilled by ABoR primary or secondary REALTOR® members. Applicants who are active in any of ABoR’s Strategic Partner organizations or have experience working on diversity issues are preferred. 

Time Commitment 

The Diversity Committee meets quarterly, or as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities. 

10 - 15 positions available 

The Global Advisory Group consists of the Global Chair, Vice-Chair, Past Chair, as well as two Global Ambassadors. These positions are held by ABoR members and/or affiliated professionals who have expertise in global real estate.

Qualifications 

  • Advisors may be ABoR members or affiliated professionals with global real estate expertise. Once a Global Advisor has been selected to be on the Global Advisory Group, a member can rotate through the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Past Chair as part of their term. Otherwise, the terms are one year.  

Time Commitment (Meetings): 1 hour/quarterly on average, January 2022 –December 2022 

Time Commitment: (Programming): 12-15 hours/annually, January 2022 – December 2022 

1 position available 

ABoR Global Ambassadors are appointed by the Global Advisory Group to serve as liaisons to their assigned country or entity. Global Ambassadors provide insight into emerging real estate strategies, trends, and resources within their respective focus.

Qualifications 

ABoR Global Ambassadors may be ABoR members or affiliated professionals with expertise in global real estate. 

Time Commitment 

 12-15 hours annually, January 2022 – December 2022 

28 positions available 

The Industry Awards Committee assists in honoring ABoR members who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and their community and best reflect the member charge to Advocate, Build, Change, and Lead. The Industry Awards Committee will screen anonymous applications and recommend finalists to the Board of Directors for approval, as well as serve as event ambassadors promoting nominations, applications, sponsorships and attendance.

Qualifications: 

  • Active REALTOR® members that may include up to 2 Affiliate members

7 - 9 positions available

The MLS Compliance Committee works with the MLS Staff in the oversight of the MLS Rules & Regulations by reviewing subscriber input and coordinating Appeals or Required Hearings.

Qualifications 

Committee members must have a minimum of 3 years of real estate experience, as well as have a firm understanding of the ACTRIS Rules and Regulations. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee. 

Time Commitment 

The MLS Compliance Committee meets at least quarterly, or more frequently as the committee may determine. Disciplinary hearings will occur as the Compliance Escalation Process requires. 

11 positions available 

ABoR Policy Teams serve as educational opportunities where we turn our members into experts on the public policies that impact them. Policy Teams are subcommittees of ABoR’s Legislative Management Team (LMT) that focus on public policy related to property rights, strategic land use, and business issues and practices.

  • Property Rights Policy Team
  • Land Use Policy Team
  • Business Issues Policy Team
  • Rental Issues Policy Team

Qualifications 

  • Policy Team Members must: 
    • be a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® Member of ABoR or an Affiliate Member of ABoR 
  • Policy Team Leads must: 
    • be a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® Member of ABoR; and  
    • should have some experience with local government or public policy issues. 

Time Commitment 

Policy Team Members: Each Policy Team typically meets once a year. 

Unlimited positions available 

The TREPAC Committee is charged with raising awareness and funds for the Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC). Committee activities include adopting and implementing an annual fundraising plan to help ABoR reach our TREPAC goals and supporting candidates and elected officials who are supportive of the real estate industry, private property rights, and homeownership.

Qualifications 

TREPAC Committee members should meet the following qualifications: 

  • Registered voter 
  • Commitment to support TREPAC at the “Fair Share” level or higher 
  • Fundraising experience 
  • Event-planning experience 
  • Politically active/involved at the local, state, and/or national level 
  • Primary or Secondary REALTOR® member of ABoR 

Time Commitment 

The TREPAC committee meets monthly. Committee members are also required to attend at least one TREPAC fundraising event annually. 

30 positions available 

The Vetting Committee vets candidates for the ABoR and ACTRIS MLS Boards of Directors. The committee also vets and recommends the most qualified candidates for Texas REALTORS® Director and Regional Vice President; National Association of REALTORS® Director; and ABoR Committee Members, Chairs, and Vice Chairs.

5 positions available 

Please note: Applications for all volunteer groups will be available through your ABoR Member Portal at Portal.ABoR.com. Volunteer groups visible to individual applicants may vary based on eligibility. Some volunteer groups and committees may require additional qualifications for application.