Members of the Longview Chamber of Commerce enjoy many opportunities to volunteer at the chamber and reap a variety of benefits volunteering provides. As with everything we do, we ensure that volunteering brings value to each participant, thereby enhancing their membership, strengthening their business and personal skills and raising their visibility. Volunteers also influence chamber programming and play a vital role in bringing value to all members.
Benefits of Volunteering
The benefits of volunteering range from direct business to the personal satisfaction of having contributed to a more effective chamber.
Build stronger relationships within the focused group of leader volunteers who serve as the backbone of the chamber. Gain the respect of other members as you help deliver rewarding events. Showcase your talents and develop new skills, such as event planning and implementation. Increase your visibility as other members note your leadership.
Develop leadership skills as well as skills you might not otherwise strengthen in the workplace, thereby increasing your professional effectiveness and value. Garner recognition and respect, and leverage that to build and strengthen relationships that deliver business. Hone your public speaking skills. Attain a level of visibility that sets you apart, allowing you to reap greater value from your membership.
We promise to work with our volunteers so they will never be overwhelmed by their tasks. We meet that promise through targeted training. Our volunteers receive one-on-one training from the chamber president, executive vice president and other staff members to ensure they are both equipped for and comfortable with their responsibilities. They also enjoy the mentorship of a former committee chair as they transition into their volunteering roles. In the process, our volunteers become better facilitators and stronger leaders while developing skills they can employ in their workplace.
Why We Need You
Volunteers are the backbone of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, enabling us to meet our mission of offering member- relevant committees, providing effective business development training and connecting members with one another. Volunteers not only allow us to hold the multitude of events, programs and training seminars we offer each year but, more importantly, help shape those offerings to ensure they bring value to our members. Our volunteers allow us to offer more quantity and quality than we ever would be able to achieve without them. Our volunteers are as much our partners in our success as we are partners in theirs.