Contact Us Today:  507-437-4561

​Toll Free:  888-319-5655


​​Austin Area Chamber of CommercE
  • Help Save Resources
  • Learn Something New
  • Raise Awareness of the Work You Do
  • Inspire Others
  • Discover Hidden Talents
  • Increase Your Personal Health
  • Build New Relationships
  • Strengthen Existing Relationships
  • Have Fun
  • Make a Difference

 BRAD JOHNSON


2008

Austin Volunteer Opportunities

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 possible.


What is a volunteer?  A volunteer is someone whochooses to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit; going beyond one's own basic obligations.


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

 RICHARD FISCHER

C.O. Brown Agency

2010

 JEANINE NELSON

US Bank

2012

10 Great Reasons to Volunteer

 CHARLES MOLINE

CFS Companies

2007

 STEVEN GLEASON

US Bank

2011

DICK MCINTOSH

Seniors Helping Seniors

2014

Adopt-a-Highway, District 6B

507-446-5500

AAHD6B.dot@state.mn.us


American Red Cross of Freeborn/Mower Counties

507-437-4589


Americorps

507-433-0538
kelly.peterson@riverland.edu

Conversation groups for an English as Second Language class


Boy Scouts

507-520-1055
paula@twinvalleybsa.org

Looking for volunteers to make follow up phone calls to past supporters for donations, also leadership in various units in Austin and Mower County.


Catholic Charities, Common Good RSVP

507-450-1518
mmaas@ccwinona.org

Many opportunities available locally.

CHIP Program

507-433-1349

With Habitat for Humanity, painting, brush removal, light home repairs.


Convention & Visitors Bureau, CIA Agents

507-437-4563

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

507-437-6680


Crisis Nursery, Parenting Resource Center

507-437-8330


Girl Scouts

651-251-1220 or 800-845-0787

girlscoutsrv.org

Volunteer and give a group of girls a chance to learn and explore in an all-girl environment.


Habitat for Humanity

507-433-1349

habitatfreebornmower.org


Heartland Hospice

507-933-2044

4701officestaff2@hcr-manorcare.com

Sit one-on-one with hospice patients, read, visit.  No hands-on care, training provided.


Hormel Historic Home

holly@hormelhistorichome.org


Hormel Institute Mentoring Program

jrosheim@gmail.com

Spend time with scientists and/or their families, one planned activity per month and optional gatherings of your choice.










A Poem to Honor Our Great Volunteers


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!!



Hormel Nature Center
507-437-7519
info@hormelnaturecenter.org
Staff the visitor center, give tours, transport birds of prey to Raptor Center, help with Thanksgiving Feast.


Human Rights Commission

612-889-9222

AAHD6B.dot@state.mn.us


Mayo Clinic Health Systems Auxiliary

507-433-7351

Greeters, serve refreshments in surgery waiting room.


Mower County Historical Society
kelly.peterson@riverland.edu


Mower County Humane Society

507-437-9262
mchs-dogs@yahoo.com

Help cleaning cages, socializing animals, walking dogs.


Mower County Jail

507-434-2718
mmaas@ccwinona.org


Mower County Mentoring Program

roberts@co.mower.mn.us

Spend time with a young person once a week.


Mower Refreshed

507-434-1039

mowerrefreshed.org


Salvation Army

507-433-7203


Science Fair Mentoring

507-433-0831

catherine.haslag@riverland.edu

Help guide work with experiments for 3rd & 4th graders preparing for science fair.


Sumner Lunch Buddies

507-460-1100

sheila.berger@austin.k12.mn.us

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

507-437-2313


Vision 2020

507-437-3448

greg@vision2020austin.com

Volunteer on one of the ten committees to help make Austin an even better place to live, work and play.


Welcome Center

director@austinwelcomecenter.org


YMCA of Austin

507-433-1804

Youth sports volunteer coach.  Kids Kove volunteer, Youth Zone volunteer, Teen and Tutoring volunteer, outdoor cleanup volunteer.






 JEFF BALDUS

Culver's Restaurant

2005

 TIM HOAG

Premier Lawn Care

2006

KEN HOWE

Howe Advertising

2013


JAN O'CONNOR

MJ O'Connor, Inc.

2009

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

BARRY IRISH

Sterling State Bank

2015