Imagine a group that takes a professional yet fun approach to volunteerism.
A group that understands the need to be involved in your community and the fulfillment and joy that brings. A group that promotes friendship and personal development. A group that gives its members a variety of volunteer opportunities that, most often, focus on women’s and children’s issues. A group that understands the demands of family and work commitments, offering volunteer opportunities that can fit into any busy schedule. What you’ve just imagined is a real and thriving group of dynamic women. Welcome to the Chapel Hill Service League!
For more than 70 years, we have been sharing our gifts with the people of Chapel Hill and Carrboro (and the surrounding area) by providing hands-on service to a wide range of worthwhile community projects all while promoting fellowship and personal growth among our diverse and talented members. We donate more than 6,000 woman-hours of volunteer time each year – and we have a great time doing it!
We’re dedicated to making a difference in our community – and we’re looking for new members. In fact, our success is highly dependent on the new women who join each year as they infuse the League with fresh ideas, bring valuable life and work experience, and share in our energetic volunteer efforts.
Membership is open to women of all ages and interests.
We work with several local organizations such as:
- Ronald McDonald House
- Dress for Success
- SECU Family House
- Habitat for Humanity
- Cornucopia House
And we produce two key annual events:
- Our main fundraising effort, the Southern Village 5k and Family Fun Run
- Our signature annual volunteer event, Christmas House where we, with the help of many gracious members of the community, provide a brighter holiday for more than 800 local children.
Sharing Our Gifts with the Community
There are three areas of service within the League: Community Outreach, Christmas House and Fundraising. New and active members volunteer in each area of service during the course of the year.
Community Outreach: The League reaches out to the community every year through a variety of projects selected by our members. Participation in these activities provides our membership the opportunity to collaborate with other local, non-profit groups while addressing key needs within Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the surrounding area.
Christmas House: This favorite annual event ensures a brighter holiday for more than 800 local children each December by giving financially challenged parents or guardians the opportunity to select new toys, books and coats for their children during a one-day, free shopping event. Although it’s a major League project, Christmas House depends on community support for its success. Throughout the entire year, financial donations are made to the Christmas House fund, and individuals, other volunteer groups and businesses donate goods and services in support of this important event. And, during the holiday season, people of all ages are invited to join us in sharing gifts with our community by dropping off new toys beneath our Wish trees at local malls.
Fundraising: The Chapel Hill Service League has a long history of providing financial assistance to the community through fundraising events. Each year, the League co-sponsors, plans and produces the Southern Village 5k and Family Fun Run, which is held in November. Net proceeds help support the League’s Grants program, Christmas House and its other projects.
Please consider joining us this year!
You’ll make new friends as you participate in a rewarding variety of volunteer projects. Each new member class begins in September. New members work together as a group, guided by advisors, while being introduced to the general membership and League activities.