Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce recently introduced its Chamber IMPACT program, an event series that encourages volunteerism and community service.
The program allows Rochester Chamber members and local nonprofits to post their own volunteer opportunities on the Rochester Chamber website.
Four Chamber IMPACT events scheduled for 2018 include World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 1 at John James Audubon School 33, food sorting and warehouse work on April 12 at Foodlink, grounds cleanup and beautification on June 13 at Willow Domestic Violence Center and fall grounds cleanup and maintenance on Oct. 9 at Seneca Park Zoo.
Rochester Chamber members are encouraged to volunteer by registering online. All employees of Rochester Chamber member organizations are considered members and eligible to participate.
“Foodlink could not serve those in need and increase healthy food access for all of our neighbors without the support of thousands of loyal volunteers that spend time in our distribution center, kitchen and out in the community assisting our programs,” said Julia Tedesco, executive director. “We look forward to hosting a Chamber IMPACT event this April and engaging with more volunteers through the Rochester Chamber website.”
“While we are passionately focused on providing the highest quality business services for our members, Rochester Chamber is also passionate about our community,” said Bob Duffy, president and CEO. “The Chamber IMPACT program gives our member organizations a chance to give back while working side-by-side with Rochester Chamber staff members who serve them every day. We look forward to volunteering for the Rochester City School District, Foodlink, the Willow Center, Seneca Park Zoo and many others moving forward. I am also very pleased that we have provided an opportunity for any local nonprofits or Rochester Chamber members to use our website to promote their own volunteer opportunities.”
Rochester Chamber member organizations and local nonprofits that wish to post their volunteer opportunities including work details, board positions or anywhere else that needs a helping hand may do so by filling out the form on the Rochester Chamber IMPACT webpage. Submissions will be reviewed by staff and posted upon approval.
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