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About Us

A Chapel Hill institution since 1939, the Chapel Hill Service League promotes volunteerism and leadership by our members to benefit women and children in our community.  We provide hands-on support to many local non-profits to leverage their resources to make their fundraising, work session and collection efforts a success.  We provide an avenue for our members, many of whom are new to the area when they join, to make connections with other women working to improve our community.  As an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CHSL members develop and refine leadership and organizational skills by serving on our board and committees that make the Chapel Hill Service League a resource for the entire community.


Each year we provide hundreds of volunteer hours to our partners, such as Dress for Success, TABLE, Caring House, IFC Homestart, SECU Family House, NC Therapeutic Riding Center, PORCH, Cinderella’s Closet, Orange County Smart Start Community Garden, NC Diaper Bank and SKJAJA.  Christmas House, our signature community project for over 70 years, helps make the holidays brighter for over 800 children in our community. 


Membership is open to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism.

Our Mission

The Chapel Hill Service League strives to promote personal growth and friendship among our members as we serve our community.

Our mission is to serve our community through positive, high impact projects, with a focus on women's and children's issues.

Our History

Founded in 1939, as the Junior Service League of Chapel Hill, by a group of civic-minded women who had the desire to serve the community more effectively, while promoting personal development, and building relationships over worthy activities. 


Foundation for DO!

October 28, 2015

Awarded a $1000 grant to help advance the numerous projects the Chapel Hill Service League administers to serve Orange County residents. The Foundation for DO! recognizes the Service League's mission to "DO positive, high impact things for those they serve."

Bridge Builder's Award

January 14, 2007

In recognition of work and leadership to eliminate barriers based on race/ethnicity, religion, and social and economic conditions among the diverse communities of Orange County.

Bill & Ida Friday Special Recognition


To acknowledge long-term commitment to the betterment of the quality of life in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Governor's Volunteer Award


For exemplary community involvement and outstanding accomplishments in your county and to the people of North Carolina.

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