Volunteer with Main Street McMinnville
At Main Street, volunteers make every event and project a success!
Give back and gain experience at the same time with a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Just want to lend a hand, help us at big events like Main Street Live!
Is keeping downtown beautiful important to you? Sign up for emails about our clean up days!
Do you have a good eye for color and light? Photograph events and downtown buildings for us, receiving full credit every time we use the photo.
Like to tackle a project and see it through to completion? Want to learn excel? We have projects in the office that need your attention to detail and commitment.
See below for our current opportunities. Call 931-506-5335 or email us to sign up!
Make A Difference through Design!
Join our Design Committee to Keep Downtown Beautiful + Vibrant
1 hr meeting + 1-2 hours of additional work per month
Our Design Committee works on the experience of downtown. They care about the historic buildings, the public spaces, the storefront displays, and the green spaces. Our committee builds programming around these elements of downtown including a Preservation workshop series and annual Spring Clean event on Earth Day.
Appreciation for historic preservation, green spaces, or downtown visuals and willingness to contribute ideas and effort to our cause are the only requirements.
Benefits include networking with likeminded people, opportunity to make an impact on downtown, and access to resources and knowledge about historic preservation and urban design.
To sign up, email us with a brief description of yourself and your interests.
Spring Clean |
More details about this year's Spring Clean event are forthcoming. We celebrate Earth Day by sweeping and cleaning up downtown to remove leaves and trash. If you are interested in helping to keep downtown beautiful, email us.
Benefits include working collaboratively with others, pride from contributing to downtown, and physical activity for a great day of exercise and giving back.
Dates Scheduled with Volunteer | 2-4 hours
Our downtown constantly changes—capture the vibrancy of our community and the beauty of our historic buildings.
Digital camera or skilled iPhone user preferred. Photographs shared 1 week after event; editing prior to sharing photos not required. Photos will be use in MSM communications, social media, and goods. Credit given to volunteer on all uses of the photograph.
RESEARCH HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS
Dates Scheduled with Volunteer | 4-6 hours
Our downtown constantly changes— MSM needs help updating the basic information about buildings in our historic district. Volunteers will gather information from history books and through archival research to document key moments and people associated with the building. The goal is to create a short description for each building.
Experience researching and writing not necessary—we are happy to train you!
Volunteer will work alongside the director at the Main Street McMinnville office located in the Chamber of Commerce building and might require occasional visits to buildings and Magness Library. MSM will provide a computer for volunteer to work on and access to the internet for researching purposes only. Acknowledgement of volunteer will be given if directory is published online or in print.