Volunteers are the heart of Emporia Main Street. If you're looking to give back to your community, we have a variety of ways to get involved. Volunteering with Emporia Main Street is fun, rewarding, and great way to connect with new people!

Emporia Main Street's programs focus on making visible impacts – beautifying downtown, putting on events that welcome thousands of visitors, or boosting our local businesses and economy to name a few. Emporia Main Street has both short and long-term volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups, including serving on a committee, helping with downtown clean ups, working at an event, helping around the office and more. If you'd like to get involved, just fill out the form below and let us know what you're interested in, or contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Sign Up

  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at noon in the Main Street office.This committee is getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere, created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, street furniture, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, conveys a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.
  • Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8 am in the Main Street office. This committee sells a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing a district’s unique characteristics to residents, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.
  • Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8 am n the Main Street office. This committee strengthens a community’s existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. The Main Street program helps sharpen the competitiveness of existing business owners and recruits compatible new businesses and new economic uses to build a commercial district that responds to today’s consumers’ needs. Converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district
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