About This Series

Volunteer opportunities vary. Some are re-occurring, some are individual-day events, and others are a part of a larger community celebration.

We've detailed a few events here and all volunteer activities will be listed as an event below. To sign-up to participate please complete the online form and a representative from downtown will be in contact.

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First Friday Hospitality Team

  • When: The Tuesday immediately prior to First Friday.
  • Where: Participating First Friday Venues
  • What: Deliver First Friday walking guides and posters to participating venues. Check  in and make sure that venues needs are met and network among local art supporters.

Volunteers should have an interest in art, be available mid-afternoon and have the ability to walk for longer distances around downtown Spokane.

Spring Planting

Help plant 150+ sidewalk planters in the downtown core as a team or individual. Number of planters in planting zones vary. First come first served.

  • TBD: Volunteers needed 4, Monroe Street, Mallon
  • TBD: Volunteers needed 2, Main Ave, Riverside Ave, Sprague Ave, Wall Street, Howard Street

Fall Fest


    • Fall Fest Carnival October 2, 11:00am to 2:00pm- 16 Helpers
    • Fall Fest Carnival October 2, 2:00-5:00pm- 16 Helpers
    • Fall Fest Carnival October 3, 11:00am to 2:00pm- 16 Helpers
    • Fall Fest Carnival October 3, 2:00-5:00pm- 16 Helpers

Where: Wall Street between Main and Spokane Falls Blvd

What: Manage various carnival games at the Fall Fest Country Carnival. Give away prizes and have fun! Manage pumpkin patch distribution.

Need: 10-15 volunteers per shift. Four hours of parking validation will be provided for River Park Square.

Crescent Window Display Refurbishment

  • When: Saturday / Sundays in September and October
  • Where: To be determined
  • What: Help bring the tradition of holidays displays back to life in downtown Spokane! The Crescent Window Displays returned for the 2018 holiday season and a whole new set of found figurines need to be prepared to delight families again in 2019.

Volunteers needed: If you have experience working with small motors, backdrops, set design or with fabrics and costuming, please indicate an interest in volunteering to refurbish displays. A downtown representative will reach out with specific tasks.

Past Events

  • Friday, Jul 22 / 9:00am

    Graffiti Busters

    Volunteers are needed to help abate graffiti located at 123 S Wall St. in Downtown Spokane.

    Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. Please bring water.

    Paint equipment will be supplied to volunteers.

    By signing up for this event, volunteers are giving permission to the City of Spokane to use photographs from this event to be used to public relations materials for the City of Spokane's Volunteer Program.

  • Saturday, Sep 17 / 8:00am

    Spokane River Clean-Up

    Love the Spokane River? Join over 600 folks from across our region in the annual 19th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday, September 17th.

    This is a self-guided event and you are welcome to clean-up at any time from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Just put your trash bags by the designated cones by 2:00 pm and the City will pick it up!