Get 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!
Contact Justin Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 357-9982 with your ideas on how you'd like to get involved.
Check out our online calendar to register for Chamber events.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 357-9982 to volunteer as an Ambassador.
Serve on a Local Non-Profit Board
Check out our directory of Chamber-member non-profits
Seek out board service opportunities on Build a Better 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.
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:
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.