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.
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.
2020 Volunteer Opportunities
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are actively reinvisioning our 2020 Celebrate Downtown and community beautification activities schedule. We are exploring ways to transition some events into the virtual space and host others using social distancing protocols. Save the dates, join our volunteer email list, and keep an eye on your inbox and our social media for invites to support our work to bring back Downtown!
- Spring Beautification Activity: April ~ Cancelled
- Healthy Village Festival: June ~ Cancelled
- Summer Beautification Activity: July 31, in partnership with RPAL & Groundwork Richmond (more details TBA)
- Music on the Main: July & August ~ Cancelled
- Virtual Spirit & Soul Festival: September 19 ~ Volunteer organizers, sponsors, and performing artists needed!
- Fall Beautification Activity: October, TBD
- Art In Windows Exhibition: Fall, TBD ~ Volunteer organizers, sponsors, and artists needed.
- Downtown Holiday Festival: December, 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!
Tasks may include:
Transport/Unload supplies, Set-up tables/chairs/tents, Prep giveaways, Vendor/Volunteer Check-In, Traffic Monitor
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
Breakdown tables/chairs/tents, Pack up supplies, Load/Transport supplies, Traffic Monitor, Litter Pick-up
Gardening (weeding, pruning, raking, planting), Litter pick-up, Graffiti abatement
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