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Volunteer downtown with Batavia MainStreet

Aug 30, 2016 11:21AM ● By Neighbors Magazines


“Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”

This sums up how Batavia MainStreet feels about our volunteers. People giving of their very valuable time to help make an impact greater than themselves in their community is how Batavia Mainstreet continues to make Downtown Batavia the place that everyone wants to gather and enjoy time together. Batavia MainStreet events and programming depends on the generosity of over 1500 volunteers annually. Thankfully, community members in Batavia are always willing to step up to volunteer, partner and take responsibility of their hometown.

As a bonus, MainStreet isn’t the only beneficiary of the giving Batavia community members. The individual volunteers benefit greatly too! Volunteering helps you gain confidence and meet new people. As a volunteer you make a real and valuable difference as part of the community.

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do and Batavia MainStreet has lots of opportunities for you!

Ways to get involved in your downtown:

Downtown Batavia Block Party—Taste of Batavia

Sun., Sept. 4 from 4pm to 9pm at Peg Bond Center and River St.

Sign up to— be a Car Show assistant, help with set up, sell food and drink tickets or even prepare whipped cream pies for the Pie in the Face fundraiser!

Batavia House Walk

Sun., Sept. 25, 11am to 4pm

Sign up to— be a docent at one of the four unique Batavia homes, assist at the tea hosted at the Newton House or even join the committee!


Batavia OktoberFest

Fri., Oct. 7 and Sat., Oct. 8 on River St.
Sign up to—
serve in the VIP tent, assist with clean up, wristband entrants or even help as security!


Sat., Oct. 22 from 10am to 2pm at Peg Bond Center and around town

Sign up to— be a crossing guard to protect little trick or treaters, do crafts with kids at the art tent or help with setting up the 3D carved pumpkins!

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