Would you like to help create a downtown you love?

Share your talent and energy to better your community?

Meet new community members?

HDR has a wide range of volunteer opportunities that can accommodate your interests and amount of free time – whether you enjoy volunteering at special events or would like a more active role. Fill out the volunteer interest form so we can match your skills and interests with our organization.

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We email open event volunteer opportunities, open board positions, committee openings, and more every other month. Sign up to get updates sent directly to your email inbox!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Winter Wonderfest

Saturday, December 3, 2022

HDR works with volunteers to make the holidays magical. We invite the community to Sip & Stroll and shop while taking part in family-friendly activities such as voting for their favorite creations in the Annual Gingerbread House Build-off, touring downtown in a horse-drawn carriage, visiting with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoying a holiday movie at Court Square Theater, and much more. The day is capped off with the City of Harrisonburg’s annual Holiday Parade and tree lighting.

This is a large event so we need plenty of volunteers to help with set-up, manage activities, station the information booth, tear down the event and more!

Note: Volunteer shifts have not been finalized for this event yet. Please mark you interest through the United Way Get Connected portal to get first priority sign-up when spots become available.

Committee of Joy

What is a Committee of Joy? It’s a group of people who come together to brainstorm cool ideas that could lead to multiple smaller projects or one big one that they implement together and have fun doing it to create sparks of joy in our downtown.

Levitt AMP Music Series

We have received $90K grant from the Levitt Foundation to put on a FREE, three-year live music series downtown starting in 2023!

The work continues! Fill out our interest form to get news involved in the planning committee.


In 2023 we will be launching a point-based volunteer program where volunteers can earn points for prizes and exclusive experiences! Start earning points today by volunteering at a 2022 event and make sure to sign up for our Volunteer email list for updates on this program.