Make a BIG impact and join Art in the Park in an exclusive way by volunteering! There are options for all ages. Always the third weekend in August!
Keep the hanging baskets in full bloom by assisting with the morning or afternoon watering shift. A retro watering cart is provided to help you volunteer in style! Volunteers needed in late May through early October, pending weather.
Assist with weeding Mascara Park, Keystone Park, and Founders' Park. Weed when it works with your schedule! Volunteers needed in mid-May through early October, pending weather.
Kick-off your Thanksgiving weekend by helping at the 5K Turkey River Trot. Volunteers are needed to help direct runners and walkers along the 5K route and assist with timing.
Volunteer to help with a family friendly craft or fall themed outdoor activity at our Harvest Fest the second Saturday of October each year.
Looking for more great ways to get involved? Check out the comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities in Elkader at Volunteer12 - an initiative to volunteer 12 hours a year in Elkader.
Interested in getting involved at a deeper level within our community? Join a Main Street Elkader Committee! Committees include Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality, Organization. Join a committee today by signing-up with the link below. We can't wait to have you as a part of our volunteer team!
Services focus on positioning the Main Street district as the center of the community and the hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. The Promotions committee organizes community based events, events that stimulate downtown economic growth, and aid in the marketing and image work for Main Street Elkader.
Services focused on building strong, broad-based support in the form of human and financial resources and involving both the public and private sectors with a stake in the downtown revitalization initiative. The grassroots, volunteer driven initiative is dependent upon stakeholder involvement, leadership development and empowerment, therefore primary focuses are fundraising, volunteer development and communications.
Services focused on enhancing the physical elements of downtown while capitalizing on the unique assets that set the district apart. Using preservation-based strategies, Main Street encourages building reuse through appropriate rehabilitation and maintenance and provides education to help communities protect and manage their historic resources. The Design Committee assists with historic preservation education, downtown beautification efforts and building rehabilitation guidelines.
Services focused on strengthening and broadening the economic base of the Main Street district. Improving the overall business climate within a designated Main Street district enhances the community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. Economic Vitality covers a broad base of economic development topics ranging from businesses development, business retention, business recruitment, market analysis, housing development and much more.