Volunteer Info

Dear Volunteer,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Downtown Joplin Alliance. We are so pleased to have you.

We love downtown and are thrilled about how far we’ve come. We know there is still lots of work to be done and that’s where you come in! Our organization’s work is planned and executed by a volunteer board of directors and an army of volunteers in committee and event specific roles.

We have attempted to detail out some of these roles in order for you to find where your passions intersect our mission. We look forward to working with you to create a downtown, and a city, that is thriving and growing. A place that respects and preserves our past, and that looks forward excited for the future.

It’s great to have you on board.

Lori Haun, Executive Director

Volunteer Opportunities

Of primary importance for all volunteer opportunities is belief in the mission and willingness to be a champion of downtown. Willing to play a role in getting stuff done! 

Design Monthly Meeting; generally 2nd Monday 12pm 1-4 hours per month Good candidates for this committee are: architects, real estate professionals, contractors, downtown property owners, city planners, history buffs, interior designers, florists, graphic designers, artists enhance the visual attractiveness of downtown. This includes technical assistance and encouragement to building owners toward the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures, improved streetscape features, street and alley cleanup, colorful banners and landscaping.
Economic Vitality Monthly Meeting; generally 2nd Tuesday 12 pm 1-4 hours per month Good candidates are: merchants, realtors, small business and economic development professionals, downtown property or business owners, consumers, developers, business students develops a business recruitment program while strengthening the competitiveness of existing merchants and service businesses.
Organization Monthly Meeting; generally 1st Monday 4pm 1-4 hours per month Downtown merchants and property owners, residents, media representatives, civic groups, accountants, legal professionals Develop strong organization; creates partnerships and effective leadership.
Promotions Monthly Meeting; generally Thursday evenings 1-4 hours per month Downtown merchants and employees, marketing or design professionals, arts groups, advertising or tourism professionals, anyone who wants to be part of the action! Project a positive, unified image that identifies downtown as a public gathering place. Create special events and festivals that highlight the local culture.