The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to assist with staffing the lobby and front-office operations of their new home at 210 Laurel Street Suite B.
Tech-savvy greeters and receptionists who know – or want to learn – about the community, are sought to support efforts that promote the county as a business destination.
The volunteers would help with a variety of tasks, such as welcoming and helping visitors, notifying Chamber staff of visitor arrivals and maintaining telecommunication systems. We are looking for volunteers that are engaging and professional with great organization and communication skills.
The Chamber hopes to attract 30 volunteers who would like to give 2-3 hours per week or bi-weekly to the Chamber.
This volunteer initiative, dubbed “Chamber Builds Community” or CBC, is the fourth initiative to be launched in 2019.
“The Chamber is in a better physical location and staff position to build a volunteer team,” Alan Fabian, 2019 Board Chair and CEO of Lewis-Gale Hospital-Montgomery said. “This community has a wealth of talented retirees who love this community. This love of community aligns with our mission of positive growth and building community. I know the value that volunteers bring to our hospital; this is a natural fit for our Chamber,”
An estimated 63.4 million Americans contribute a collective 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth $169 billion a year according to Jean Ann Kochevar in her article the Value of Volunteering: Acts small and large priceless.
Many non-profits, including the Chamber, could not survive without volunteer boards and volunteers.
“Our community is known and recognized for being the best place to retire, and our retirees are active retirees. This opportunity will give active retirees another reason to get out of the house and give back to the community in a meaningful way,” Aaron Harris-Kirby, Vice Chair and owner of Pointe West Management said. “It will also allow parents to reconnect and engage if they have been staying home until the kids are in school. This will enable them to meet business leaders and reenter the workforce with companies that they know, like, and trust. Joining our Chamber Volunteer Team really is a win/win,”
Executive Director Sharon Scott knows the value of Chamber volunteers. She served as a volunteer from 2011 to 2013. If interested, please contact Sharon Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce serves Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery County, and the valleys. The MCCC supports businesses through advocacy, education, marketing and networking opportunities. The Chamber is not a governmental organization. For more information, visit the Chamber website at www.montgomerycc.org, Facebook page, or call Josie Corrado, Program and Operations Coordinator at 703.896.0107.
Help with the lobby greeter receptionist some clerical
We’re really tech savvy and moms with kids in daycare,
We’re really excited
“If people know their community, they love it more and that spread the enthusiasm,” Sharon Scott.