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Lake City DIRT is a community-based organization.  You help us define what community means.  Whether you are full-time resident, a second home-owner or a repeat visitor, we want your help.

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Volunteers make a difference throughout the country every day.  Lake City DIRT is no different.  More than 14,000 volunteer hours have been contributed so far.  Consider helping us today.

 

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities:

Economic Restructuring

  • Research successful affordable housing models in other rural communities.
  • Interview Lake City business owners and write “biographies”.
  • Draft short, informative pieces on the benefits of Buying Locally in Lake City.
  • Lake City has a high percentage of “senior businesses” – businesses that have been owned for more than 25 years by the same owner.  Research the impacts of this on our future and identify ways other communities have addressed this.
  • Identify additional outreach opportunities to bring teleworkers to Lake City and further distribute DIRT’s teleworking materials.
  • Gather ideas from other communities for Economic Restructuring planning meetings.

 

Promotion

  • Solicit vendor registrations for the Third Street Market.
  • Solicit vendor registrations for the Wine & Music Festival.
  • Interview Third Street Market vendors and write paragraphs for our website and outreach materials.
  • Gather ideas from other communities for Promotion annual planning retreat.

 

Organization

  • Solicit business sponsorships for the Wine & Music Festival.
  • Write grants and Letters of Intent to specific funders.
  • Help gather photographs and develop layout for a proposed Engagement Calendar.
  • Write thank you notes to volunteers and donors.
  • Gather ideas from other communities for fund-raising events, volunteer recruitment & management, and nonprofit management.

 

Design

  • Identify sources of financial support to accomplish beautification projects.
  • Remotely help raise funds for the Youth Corps.
  • Assist with research and writing of interpretive signs, brochures, and displays.
  • Gather ideas from other communities for design and historic preservation.

 

Overall DIRT Work

  • Assist with organizational reviews and updating documents.
  • Collect & compile data for Downtown Colorado, Inc. reports.
  • Assist (remotely) with marketing and outreach for the Third Street Market, Wine & Music Festival, History Month, and other events.
  • Gather ideas from other Main Street communities and rural towns for best practices.

 

Lake City -based Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Assist with Third Street Market set-up and tear-down on Saturdays.
  • Sign up to host the DIRT booth at the Third Street Market.
  • Help with set-up, clean-up, and wine serving at the Wine & Music Festival.
  • Volunteer to work alongside the Youth Corps during work projects.
  • Interview potential Youth Corps participants.
  • Assist potential Youth Corps participants with resume writing.
  • Distribute invites to the monthly Coffee & Conversation.
  • Assist with business surveys and distribution of springtime packets to all businesses.
  • Gather specifics for potential work projects for the Youth Corps.
  • Volunteer assistance is always needed with special events (making snacks and desserts, set-up and clean-up, and coordinating other volunteers with logistics).

 

 

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