• Lead and Volunteer at the Chamber


    Be a leader in our community and volunteer for the OPRF Chamber. It is an exciting way to get involved, contribute to, and demonstrate leadership in the Oak Park - River Forest business community.

  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night

  • Participation in one of our six annual OPRF Chamber special event committees is a perk exclusively reserved for our paid members. Committees are working volunteer groups, led by Chamber members and assisted by Chamber staff. They are great places to lead events you care about, learn some new skills and promote your business through your newly expanded network.

    The event committees include: Bite Nite, Retail Warehouse Sale, Community Health & Wellness Fair, Economic Luncheon, Golf Outing, and Spotlight Awards

    For Members and Non-Members too

    Participating as a day-of volunteer is a great way to "try-out" getting involved.

    For non-members or members not ready to join a committee, we also offer 1 to 3 hours on the day of an event, and volunteering at monthly programming events, such as our Business After Hours. Additionally, we open up day-of volunteer shifts for most of our larger special events about 2 to 3 months in advance. Day-of volunteers are not required to be members and are often offered perks such as complimentary meals, free event tickets and more.

    Serving on a committee or volunteering at a Chamber event provides you more opportunities for networking, gives your business increased exposure, and is a great way maximize your membership.

    Interested in serving on a committee or event team?

    Reach out to let us know!

    Questions about volunteering for special events? Contact the Chamber Special Events Manager here.

    Questions about volunteering at programming events? Contact the Chamber Programming Manager here


  • 2019/2020 Active Volunteer Opportunities

    Due to high demand, we have closed membership to all 2019 event planning (member-only) committees. Membership to 2020 event committees now open and available on first-come basis. View links above to learn more about each event. 2019 day-of volunteer opportunities still available.

    This page will be periodically updated with volunteer opportunities at the OPRF Chamber.

  • Why Being A Volunteer Business Leader Matters Why Being A Volunteer Business Leader Matters

  • Over the past 8/9 years I've developed unbelievable professional relationships that has lead to several business collaborations, personal growth and outstanding resources of reliable expertise, that has enhanced my profession.

    Eleonore Weber, Owner Your Life Security


  • Volunteering has given me the opportunity to meet new business owners, new chamber members, and grow my relationships with them.

    Dexter Cura, Owner Bespoke Flipbooks, Escape Factor

  • Highlights From our 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party Highlights From our 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party