Are you looking for ways to volunteer for your community?
MainStreet Libertyville Needs Your Help.
If you have attended our events, you know they are fun and a vital part of our community. Volunteers are essential to the success of these events and are needed for committees, events and “on call” for the occasional office project. Whether you have a few hours to give each week, once a month or per event, we need you! At present the Hot Jobs list includes:
Golf Outing Co-Chair (s) and committee members – One of our very popular fundraisers is the golf outing! Scheduled in June, this fun committee works hard to make sure everyone (including sponsors!) has a good time. Key requirements are an enthusiasm for golf (all skill levels welcome) and a willingness to coordinate the day of event activities to make sure it runs smooth.
Shuffle 5k Run – One of our biggest fundraisers! This event takes over 100 volunteers not only during the race, but prior to the race and post-race party. Volunteer “needs” run the gamut from event co-chair, selling tickets at the post race party or working at the pre-race packet pick-up. In fact, you can participate as a runner, and be a volunteer pre-race day.
Volunteer Recruiter – Do you have a network of friends? We need one or two people to recruit volunteers for our events and committees. Sharing your passion of the organization and the fun you will have working at our events to friends, other organizations (in fact anyone who will listen!) are all the skills you need..
Car Fun on 21 committee member – Held the third Wednesday evening from May through September, vintage cars are on display downtown. Be a part of the crew that coordinates this fun event from set up, lending parking assistance, to take down. If you already attend the event or want to be a part of sharing your interest in vintage cars, we need your help!
General Event Volunteers – Our 50+ days of events each year are staffed by our volunteers. If you would like to be called for all or pick your favorites, we will add your name to the volunteer list. The events include Let’s Wine About Winter, Car Fun on 21, Farmers Market, Lunch in the Park, Golf Outing, Dessert Walk, Twilight Shuffle 5K Run, Historic Home Tour, and Dickens of a Holiday.
Site Set-up and Take Down – We need muscle! It’s not hard work, just physical. Get your exercise by setting up/taking down tables, chairs, barricades, loading/unloading supplies at a few of our events. Generally, it doesn’t involve a large time commitment – many hands make light work! Boy Scouts, athletic teams, students needing community hours – we need you!
Farmers Market assistant (s) – Are you an early bird? Or maybe you prefer mid morning? Each week the Farmers Market Managers need assistance with set-up/take down, keeping track of the Farmers Market customer wagons and helping out in the MainStreet information tent. If you like being outdoors, talking to farmers and customers, this is the job for you! Pick the weeks that you prefer and be a part of the highly popular event in Cook Park.
Historic Home Tour docent – Held the second Saturday in June, this tour features the interior of several local homes. For half of the tour you will be stationed in a key area of a home to answer questions or give a brief summary (information supplied). To thank you for your help, you will have the opportunity to tour the other homes at no charge.
We are always in need of committee members to plan our events and run our organization. The standing Board committees are:
Design – hosts annual Historic Home Tour; assists with design and education regarding downtown projecting business signs; coordinates the holiday merchant window display; works with Historic Preservation Commission to build awareness about the importance of historic preservation
Economic Vitality – brainstorm with businesses to sustain economic vitality through retail events; attracting new businesses to town; business networking; develops and augments best practices for business members
Organization – the backbone of the organization; creates and monitors membership campaigns; expands and develops sponsor opportunities; volunteer recruitment and management; website development; oversees all fundraising events;
Promotions – develops and directs all non retail (community) events; destination marketing opportunities and social media. Event committees include Car Fun on 21, Dickens of a Holiday, Golf Outing, Twilight Shuffle 5k Run, Let’s Wine About Winter and Chef Fest.
Social Media – – Is Facebook your source for keeping in touch? Or Instagram for photos? Or would you like your writing talent featured in blogs? Our social media audience is expanding and we need help keeping in touch. We need your ideas and your skills!
These are just a few of the opportunities —- call our office (847-680-0336) or send us a message using our volunteer contact form.