Shelby County Chamber Ambassadors volunteered nearly 700 Hours
Volunteers are vital part of any non-profit organization and the amazing Shelby County Chamber of Commerce volunteers are no exception. Our volunteers serve our community and provide expertise, contributing in many invaluable ways.
According to the Independent Sector, the estimated National Value of each volunteer hour is equivalent to $25.43 per hour. In 2019, the Shelby County Chamber Ambassadors volunteered nearly 700 hours. The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce membership who donate their time to assist with Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours, staffing the welcome/registration table at Chamber events and greeting guests, visiting and supporting local Chamber businesses and much more. They also attend a meeting every other month. The Ambassador Program began in 1984. Today there are over 40 Ambassadors.
In addition to the Ambassadors, the Chamber is grateful to the many event volunteers. These individuals volunteer at events such as the Poultry Festival and all the activities that are a part of the Festival; the Health and Fitness Fair; Grill Fest; First Responders Lunch; and the Taste of the Holidays and the Christmas Parade. All these events take months of planning and hard work prior to the actual event. None of these events would be possible without the many volunteers who donate their time and expertise.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce is a Program for students 8th grade thru 12 grade. Junior Chamber of Commerce and Young Ambassadors not only maintain an 85 grade point average, they are required to volunteer at Chamber events as well as work on community projects. They are the students proudly wearing blue or green shirts to events. During the Poultry Festival, the Junior Chamber students manage the Coke Booth, help at the Chamber Booth, deliver Sponsorship bags and help set up.
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador and/or volunteering your time to help with one or more of the many Chamber activities, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” - Winston Churchill.