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:
Twilight Shuffle Volunteer Job Descriptions
The Twilight Shuffle 5K brings hundreds of runners of all skill levels through the historic neighborhoods on the east side of downtown Libertyville and has been a popular Labor Day weekend tradition for local and area residents for more than ten years. The event was not held in 2019, and in 2020, it was held in a virtual format. This year’s race format will depend heavily upon the mandatory restrictions enacted due to COVID-19.
Race Coordinators (a group of 2 or more dedicated volunteers)
Race Coordinators are responsible for all aspects of the Twilight Shuffle 5K and overseeing and executing the committee’s event work plan. Planning for the event begins in early spring and culminates in the summer months leading up to Labor Day Weekend. Expect to dedicate Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend to the race.
Race Volunteer Coordinators (2 enthusiastic volunteers)
Volunteer Coordinators help enlist, assign, coordinate and oversee all event volunteers, which if the race is held in-person, can entail up to 100 people. Volunteer Coordinators utilize and manage volunteers using an online volunteer management app (signup.com has been used in the past), and provide timely information and training, if needed.
Post-Race Party Coordinators (2 volunteers with event planning experience)
The Post-Race Party Coordinators plan and execute the after-the-race celebration. The party is included in the entry fee for participants, and family members can purchase tickets to attend. In the event of a virtual race in 2021, we’d love to entertain creative ways for families and small groups to celebrate their participation with socially distant guidelines in place.
Course Coordinators (2 detail-oriented volunteers)
Course Coordinators make sure that the racecourse is properly marked, check for obstacles and keep the course clear throughout the event. Duties include coordinating with the police, making sure roads are properly closed, and clearing the course for the official “start.” It is helpful for volunteers to have bicycles on race day to ride the course once it is closed to traffic. After the race, Course Coordinators clear the racecourse of all signage. Expect to dedicate all of Sunday afternoon to these duties.
Sponsor Development Coordinators (2 people-oriented volunteers)
The Twilight Shuffle 5K is a key fundraising event for MainStreet Libertyville. Event sponsorship is a necessary element of operating this race effectively. With five levels of sponsorship, including one exclusive level, there are countless opportunities for local businesses to partner with us to support MainStreet Libertyville and to reach our participants. Sponsor Development volunteers will have access information about who has sponsored past races and will introduce the event to both new and long-standing local area businesses. MainStreet Libertyville will provide lead sheets to volunteers, but new and creative approaches to developing these important community connections are welcomed. The race brings between $11,000 and $16,000 annually to MainStreet Libertyville.
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.
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.