• Participate

  • Photo credit: Nicholas C. JohnsonGet Involved with the Chamber and our Community

    There are multiple ways to get involved with the Chamber and with our Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. There are many ways to get involved!

    Volunteer at a Chamber Event

    Our staff relies on special event volunteers to run registration at the Chamber's Annual Meeting, serve as line judges at the Community Bocce Derby and monitor the hole-in-one competition at the Performance Golf Classic. If you're interested in spending the day - or several days throughout the year - volunteering at a Chamber event, contact Nicholas Johnson at njohnson@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9989.

    Become a Chamber Ambassador

    Ambassadors are volunteers who build relationships with our Chamber’s newest members, facilitate networking among members, and encourage meaningful participation and involvement in Chamber programs. Ambassadors attend monthly meetings, accept new member assignments at each meeting, conduct introductory new member interviews in-person or over the phone, and maintain monthly contact – via email or phone - with their assignments for one year. Interested in becoming an Ambassador? Click here to download an application or contact Justin Simmons, vice president and chief of staff, at jsimmons@carolinachamber.org or (919) 357-9982 to volunteer as an Ambassador.

    Serve on a Local Non-Profit Board

    Build a Better Board is a unique web-based service that matches Triangle area non-profits with talented individuals who would like to serve in vital positions on non-profit boards.

    Get Involved in Advocacy

    Every day, the Chamber advocates for your business interests, but we can’t do it alone.  We need YOU to get involved.  Here are the top five ways to get involved in advocacy at the Chamber.

    Volunteer to Speak at Town Council (or Board of Alderman or County Commissioners)

    If you can't make our monthly Lights, Camera, Advocacy! meetings but still want to speak up on behalf of our local business community to the Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Aldermen, or Orange County Commissioners, we'll get you in the loop! Click here to "Get Involved."

    Contact your Locally-Elected Official

    The Chamber is advocating on your behalf, but it’s great when elected officials can hear directly from the Chamber’s member (See our Advocacy Resources page for some tips).  Check out our Local Government page or let us know if you’d like help finding out how to contact a mayor, an alderman, a council person, a county commissioner, a General Assembly member, or a member of Congress!

    Contact Local Media

    Care about a local issue? Think something should be changed to make our community more business friendly? Write a letter to the editor or record a commentary. 

    Serve on a Town or County Board  

    The Chamber wants to increase business representation on municipal and county boards.  Check out these links for open positions: 

    Vote  

    The Chamber does participate in local elections by hosting forums and interviewing candidates, but the most effective way to have your voice heard is to exercise your right to vote.