• Volunteer of the Year


  • What is a Volunteer?

    The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition is “A person who does something, especially helping other people, willingly and without being forced or paid to do it”.


    What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

    According to Volunteer.gov, “Volunteers contribute their time and talent and are an essential part of helping organizations achieve their missions. The greatest benefits to volunteering include the chance to be a part of the team that provide important and meaningful services to the public, the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, and the chance to learn something new or practice skills.”

    For the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, our foundation is made up of volunteers who are amazing and for whom we are very grateful. We recognize those that give their time and energy to our Chamber.




    Julie has been instrumental in getting the Calabasas Women’s Group up and running by attending the crucial first meetings and bringing her ideas and suggestions to the table.

    Julie was one of the first to volunteer as an Ambassador when Dr. Iris Stone asked for people to join this newly re-ignited group.

    You will find her at most of the networking events when you first arrive to welcome you and help with any questions, especially if you are a new member.

    Julie attends our monthly Member Orientations and helps orient our new members, shares her personal Chamber stories, and promotes our events and programs.

    She not only volunteers with the Chamber, you will also find her willingly giving her time and expertise as the Vice President of the Library Commission for the City of Calabasas as well as in the role of Vice President of the Calabasas/Las Virgenes Historical Society.


    Congratulations to Julie!

  • Volunteer of the Year

    2024 - Julie Shy