• Volunteer Opportunities

  • Why become a volunteer? The real question is … why not? Volunteers are an extremely valuable resource for our organization. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish what we do. Our volunteers work with staff to:

    • Develop strategic direction for their specific focus area.
    • Brainstorm ideas for membership benefits, speakers and educational topics.
    • Assist day-of at programs/events.
    • Foster member engagement.
    • Advocate for the value of membership.

     

    We offer numerous opportunities for members to volunteer throughout the year. Volunteering allows you to:

    • Gain exposure and recognition of your business.
    • Establish and/or strengthen business and personal relationships.
    • Gain valuable experience.
    • Use your talents to improve the region.

    Grow as a community leader! Consider volunteering in one (or more!) of the following ways:

    Ambassadors Group

    Focus Area: Program/Event Activities

    Current Roster: Ambassador Group

    Role: The Ambassadors are active participants in ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, programs and events and encourage member engagement by participating in such activities. Ambassadors greet guests, assist with program/event check-in, facilitate member-to-member connections, assist with raffle sales and crowd control. Ambassadors can be easily identified through their red jackets and polos.

    To learn more about the Ambassadors Group, contact Judy Pitek, Member Relations Manager, at 715-848-5966 or jpitek@wausauchamber.com.

     

    Board of Directors

    Focus Area: Organizational Governance

    Current Roster: Chamber Board of Directors

    Role: The Board of Directors, under Policy Governance, provides organizational leadership and direction, establishes policy, oversees the activities of the organization, sets attainable goals and develops metrics to measure the success and member satisfaction, acts as a sounding board for member businesses, provides outreach to members and acts as an advocate for the benefits of membership.

    To learn more about the Board of Directors, contact Stacy Livernash, Events Manager, at 715-848-5955 or slivernash@wausauchamber.com.

     

    Business Advocacy Committee

    Focus Area: Government Affairs

    Current Roster: Business Advocacy Committee

    Role: The Business Advocacy Committee serves as a united voice for business, develops an annual legislative agenda that directs all regulatory and legislative actions for the year, educates members on government-related issues, promotes good and effective government and supports the growth of free enterprise in the region.

    To learn more about the Business Advocacy Committee, contact Dave Eckmann, President/CEO, at 715-848-5946 or deckmann@wausauchamber.com.

     

    hype Steering Committee & Action Teams

    Focus Area: Young Professionals

    Current Rosters: hype Steering Committee, hype Ambassador Action Team, hype Community Development Action Team

    Role: The hype Steering Committee sets goals, timelines, and action plans and develops a comprehensive strategic plan. In addition, they also provide oversight to the Action Teams, develop an annual funding plan and solicit funding through grant writing, outreach to local foundations and connecting with businesses. hype Action Teams include:

    • Ambassador Action Team - The Ambassador Action Team serves as the welcoming committee for YPs new to the area, and provides new member orientation to YPs who recently joined.  They also encourage YPs to become active and participating members of hype as well as works with local businesses to help recruit and retain employees by creating lasting relationships with hype and the Wausau Region.

    • Community Development Action Team - The Community Development Action Team works to create strong, sustainable communities that appeal to young professionals.  Members of this team attends, engages, and advocates for municipal meetings.

    To learn more about the hype Steering Committee and Action Teams, contact Renae Krings, Talent Development Director, at 715-848-5942 or rkrings@wausauchamber.com.

     

    Event Planning Ad-Hoc Committees

    Focus Area: Event Planning

    Current Roster: Small Business Week

    Role: Several ad-hoc committees help plan our large-scale events (e.g. Small Business Week). Each ad-hoc has different volunteer needs.

    To learn more about Event Planning Ad-Hoc Committees, contact Stacy Livernash, Events Manager, at 715-848-5955 or slivernash@wausauchamber.com.

     

    Workforce Hub Steering Committee

    Focus Area: Workforce Development

    Current Roster: Workforce Hub Steering Committee

    Role: The Workforce Hub Steering Committee addresses challenges related to workforce development, skills gaps and talent attraction/retention.

    To learn more about the Workforce Hub Steering Committee, contact Renae Krings, Talent Development Director, at 715-848-5942 or rkrings@wausauchamber.com.