Get Involved…Volunteer

Downtown Cambridge is made up of amazing volunteers, with each individual bringing vital contribution of time and talent to our organizational success. From idea to execution, volunteers are at the core of every project we take on.

We have a wide variety of volunteer experiences to offer. Some people volunteer for just a few hours at an event, while others work on projects that take several hours over the course of a few weeks or a few months to complete. Still others, sign up for ongoing leadership roles in the organization.

Here is a short list of volunteer activities that Cambridge Main Street helps carry out:

  • Streetscape, Design, & Placemaking,
  • Event & Festival Planning,
  • Promotional & Marketing Services,
  • Administrative Support,
  • Public Art Initiatives,
  • Graphic Design & Promotional Writing,
  • and more, depending on your interests & skills!

We are also looking for volunteers to fill key positions, especially for signature events like Taste of Cambridge, Downtown GrooveFest and other special activities. Descriptions for these key ongoing volunteer positions are found below.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Vendor Coordinator

Cambridge Main Street is looking for a committed vendor coordinator to help recruit, organize, and coordinate the vendor at key events, including Taste of Cambridge, GrooveFEST: Downtown Music Festival, the Mistletoe Market and other special events.

This is a key volunteer position working closely with the Executive Director and volunteer committees, working throughout the year to identify and invite unique vendors and community partners to participate in special events.

The coordinator will keep a log of contact information, regularly respond to and communicate with, and track vendor participation, and assist with vendor set up on the day of events.  The coordinator will also solicit feedback, field questions, and provide general support.

Volunteer Coordinator

Cambridge Main Street is looking for a committed volunteer coordinator to help recruit, organize, and coordinate the volunteer program, including support for special festivals and activities. This is a key volunteer position.

Some of the duties related to this position include developing volunteer descriptions and policies, recruiting, tracking, and scheduling volunteers for various festivals and special events or activities throughout the year, keeping track of volunteer hours, and helping to organize volunteer thank you opportunities.

Green Team Committee Chair

Cambridge Main Street is looking for a committed leader to chair the Green Team!

Past projects have included tree plantings, landscaping projects, trash pick ups, Electric Vehicle charging stations, and vacant lot improvements.

Involves organizing and leading a team of active committee members, working closely with the Executive Director, preparing written and verbal committee reports to Board of Directors.

Downtown Public Art Special Project Chair

Cambridge Main Street is looking for a committed leader to lead and help coordinate the Downtown Public Art Initiative.

Public art is a key economic and community development tool. The chair for this initiative will work closely with the Executive Director and key community partners.

The position will help coordinate, encourage, and work with the community leading to the installation of significant public art investments throughout the downtown. Eminent projects include a mural on Pine Street, youth arts banners, and small public art installations throughout the downtown.


Downtown Cambridge is nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown Main Street district and is supported solely by charitable donations from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. The work our volunteers do on behalf of downtown Cambridge wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our donors.

You can show your support and help downtown Cambridge continue to become a more vibrant and beautiful place by making a monetary donation toward our cause.

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Besides making a donation to our cause, you can also support Downtown Cambridge by shopping in our online store.  We offer promotional merchandise, downtown gift certificates, collectors items like our holiday ornaments, and a variety of ways to support our individual programs.

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