Volunteers are truly the HEART of Main Street

Every year Richmond Main Street works with hundreds of committed volunteers in order to revitalize historic Downtown Richmond. Read on to learn more and how you can join the team…or go straight to our volunteer calendar to sign-up!

Stay in the Know

Be the first to know about volunteer opportunities by joining our volunteer email list.

Have questions about volunteering?

Contact Ronnie at (510) 236-4049 or admin@richmondmainstreet.org

Volunteer at our Community Events

Volunteers are the heart of Downtown Richmond make our community events happen—they invite the community to sample healthy snacks at Healthy Village Festival, help children express their creativity at Music on the Main,  transform Macdonald Avenue into an outdoor bazaar for our Spirit & Soul Festival, and create a winter wonderland Downtown Holiday Festival.

2022 Volunteer Opportunities

We continue to monitor COVID19 pandemic conditions and local health and safety guidance, which continue to play an important role in our community event and volunteer activities. We are exploring ways to transition some of our traditional volunteer activities into the virtual space and reimagine others using social distancing protocols.  Join our volunteer email list and follow us on social media to get the latest news on how you can support our work to bring back Downtown!

  • Planter Ambassadors: Ongoing & flexible. Positions open!
  • Healthy Village Festival: June ~ Postponed
  • Summer Soiree: TBD
  • Music on the Main: July & August ~ Postponed
  • Virtual Spirit & Soul Festival: September 18  
  • Downtown Holiday Festival Activities: TBD 

Want to help out?

Have questions about our event schedule and volunteering?

Join a Committee or Board of Directors

Volunteers serve on our Board of Directors and Committees where they actively help bring our events and programs to life. Our committee members help us realize our revitalization initiatives. Check out our initiatives and meeting schedule, and call (510) 236-4049 to learn more about how you can become a part of realizing our vision of Downtown as a safe, vibrant, thriving destination for arts, entertainment, businesses, and residents with an easily accessible transit center.

Help Out in Other Ways

Volunteers help us accomplish vital administrative tasks and connect with our stakeholders by assembling mailings, managing our office, conducting phone calls, and passing out flyers along the commercial corridor.

Interested in volunteering “behind-the-scenes” at Richmond Main Street? Contact us today!

About Volunteering with Us

When you sign-up to volunteer at one of our events or projects, you’ll be asked to let us know about your interests, skills, and preferred activities. Please make sure to select activities that match your interest and ability, and let us know of any strong preferences or limitations that you have. We will do our very best to make accomodations. Here are some additional details to help us make your volunteering experience the very best it can be!

Preferred Activities

Tasks may include:

Event Prep/Set-Up

Transport/Unload supplies, Set-up tables/chairs/tents, Prep giveaways, Vendor/Volunteer Check-In, Traffic Monitor

Event Hospitality

Staff info/sales booths, Backstage manager, Pass out flyers/programs, Conduct surveys, Monitor/Distribute drawing prizes

Event Giveaways/Youth Zone

Staff giveaway booth(s), Facilitate arts & crafts activities, Monitor jump house

Event Clean-Up

Breakdown tables/chairs/tents, Pack up supplies, Load/Transport supplies, Traffic Monitor, Litter Pick-up

Community Clean-Ups

Gardening (weeding, pruning, raking, planting), Litter pick-up, Graffiti abatement

Neighborhood Ambassador

Litter pick-up, Graffiti abatement, Merchant outreach, Conduct surveys

Special Outreach Projects

Mailings, Phone calls, Merchants outreach, Conduct surveys, Distribute flyers

Join a Committee or Board of Directors

Attend regular meetings, Provide valuable expertise, input, and perspective, Work on special projects

We also post volunteer opportunities on the following websites:

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