The Heart of Biddeford is a volunteer-driven organization. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to bring great events and festivals to our downtown, such as the Chalk on the Walk, Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, Halloween Trick o’ Treat and the Holiday Festival. Our wonderful volunteers are critical to the Heart of Biddeford and we welcome anyone who wants to get involved. See below for details, and contact us with questions.
Commitment level: High, long-term (2 yrs minimum)
Expectations: Attend one meeting a month, actively promote and advocate for the organization and its efforts. Understand how a Main Street program works to better the community. Make an annual donation to the organization. Solicit donations from business connections, friends and families. Think creatively and actively about the strategic plan of the organization, and provide input to group discussion regarding the future of the city and of the organization as it builds and forms partnerships with other entities. Devote 5 hours per month outside of meetings to volunteer work for the organization.
Commitment level: Medium-High, but longer term (1 year minimum)
Expectations: Attend one meeting a month. Understand how a Main Street program works to better the community. Work with other committee members to actively create and follow annual work plans. Devote 4 hours per month outside of meetings to volunteering for the organization. Essential qualities in a committee member are commitment to positivity, ability to work well with others, and proven ability to complete a project started.
Commitment level: Low (a few hours minimum)
Expectations: Show up on day of event/project prepared to do the amount of work/time that you signed up for. The types of “workers” vary so greatly from event to event, that inquiring about specific opportunities prior to signing up is recommended. However, if you are a willing and able to do about anything, that is great to have the hands as well!
Here is a list of foreseeable needs for volunteers for 2010.
December 3, 2010 – Holiday Festival. 20 volunteers needed. This event features hot cocoa, an artwalk, lights, singing, dancing in the streets and of course the lighting of the city tree! There also will likely be photos of the kids with some of your favorite holiday characters.