As a largely all-volunteer organization, the Chamber seeks and relies on its members to drive the organization and its programs. Getting involved is an excellent way to hone your leadership and organizational skills, meet the connectors of the organization and to meet and network with professional colleagues.
The Chamber has 6 committees: Membership, Women’s Initiatives, Communications, Core Events and Programs, Signature Events, and Volunteer. Each committee is chaired by a board member and composed of Chamber members with an interest in this particular area. Meetings usually occur monthly at a specific date and time.
Basic Description of Volunteer Opportunities:
Core Events and Programs.
Every month the Chamber hosts a number of different recurring activities, including Networking Thursdays, Women’s Wednesdays; SmartNetworking; and the Business Matters Lunch Series. We need volunteers to greet participants, check them in and take payment as necessary. This usually is a half hour to an hour per volunteer for the events, and is generally done in pairs. It is a great way to meet new people and maximize contact with participants at events.
The Chamber regularly communicates via social media platforms such as twitter and facebook with its members and followers. Also, there is a bi-weekly column in the Metro Weekly, press releases, website and other writing opportunities. Volunteers are needed to both help with the content as well as in social networking roles.
The Chamber has four annual events that are larger scale, with more volunteer opportunities, including planning, preparation, welcome tables, execution, and clean-up. Volunteers interested in helping with the annual dinner, or building the float for pride, walking in the Pride Parade or helping plan g.life are encouraged to get involved.