Want to Volunteer? The Chamber has over twelve working committees and hosts six events annually. Our
Chamber Ambassadors are one of our biggest volunteer groups with 36, but there are so many more who also
contribute to making the Chamber the success it is. Without your help, much of what we do would not be
There are plenty of options to give back through the Chamber. Chambers exist to make a community a better
place to work, live and play. Members are proud of and benefit by being part of an organization that plays such
a key role in the community.
Like other chambers, the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce was established to promote civic, commercial,
industrial and agricultural progress within the greater community and to work diligently with community partners for the establishment of sound legislation. The Chamber's mission is to represent its members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region. How has this been accomplished over the years? With volunteers, of course!
The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce is the best place for newcomers and long-established businesses and their employees to get involved in the community and make a difference. Chamber members have the opportunity to serve on a committee or task force, or any of the chamber's many events. Volunteers make the organization better by increasing the quality and the exposure of events and activities.
Becoming a Chamber volunteer is a great way to become an even more visible and respected member of the Austin area community. Utilize your Chamber membership to develop even more relationships with member businesses.
If you would like to volunteer on a committee or help with a special event, please contact us at 507-437-4561.
VOLUNTEER....Give the Gift of Yourself
C.O. Brown Agency
Cedar Valley Services, Inc.
10 Great Reasons to Volunteer
Games People Play
Mayo Clinic Health Systems Auxiliary
Greeters, serve refreshments in surgery waiting room.
Mower Council for the Handicapped, Inc.
Mower County Historical Society
Mower County Humane Society
Help cleaning cages, socializing animals, walking dogs.
Mower County Jail
Mower County Mentoring Program
Spend time with a young person once a week.
Science Fair Mentoring
Help guide work with experiments for 3rd & 4th graders preparing for science fair.
Sumner Lunch Buddies
Have lunch with a student for 9 weeks (one day a week) to provide students with a positive adult role model.
United Way of Mower County
Volunteer on one of the ten committees to help make Austin an even better place to live, work and play.
YMCA of Austin
Youth sports volunteer coach. Kids Kove volunteer, Youth Zone volunteer, Teen and Tutoring volunteer, outdoor cleanup volunteer.
Premier Lawn Care
Volunteer of the Year
MJ O'Connor, Inc.
Sterling State Bank
Contact Us: 507-437-4561 Toll Free: 888-319-5655
Be Loyal. Shop Local. Support Those Who Support Our Community....Chamber Members!
Seniors Helping Seniors
Conversation groups for an English as Second Language class
Looking for volunteers to make follow up phone calls to past supporters for donations, also leadership in various units in Austin and Mower County.
With Habitat for Humanity, painting, brush removal, light home repairs.
Convention & Visitors Bureau, CIA Agents
Assist with greeting groups, help at registration desk for conferences, information booths for bike tours, step-on guides for tour buses and more.
Crime Victims Resource Center
Crisis Nursery, Parenting Resource Center
Volunteers needed for 2-hour shifts to help in a variety of areas for our annual Independence Day Celebration.
651-251-1220 or 800-845-0787
Volunteer and give a group of girls a chance to learn and explore in an all-girl environment.
Habitat for Humanity
Hormel Historic Home
Hormel Institute Mentoring Program
Spend time with scientists and/or their families, one planned activity per month and optional gatherings of your choice.
Hormel Nature Center
Staff the visitor center, give tours, transport birds of prey to Raptor Center, help with Thanksgiving Feast.
Approximately 26.5 percent
of Americans over the age
of 16 volunteered through or for an organization in 2013.
The Gift of Time is Priceless
Valuable is the work you do
Outstanding in how you always come through
Loyal, sincere, and full of cheer
Untiring in your efforts throughout the year
Notable are the contributions you make
Trustworthy in every project you take
Eager to reach your every goal
Effective in the way you fulfill your role
Ready with a smile like a shining star
Special and wonderful - - that's what you are!!
According to the National
Center for Charitable
Statistics (NCCS), there
are currently more than
1.5 million non-profit
organizations in the U.S.