There are so many ways to join ongoing efforts to strengthen the fabric of our community.  Volunteers are always needed for special events, at our Welcome Center, and on our street team.

Welcome Center Tourism Ambassador

Volunteers with the Welcome Center may sign up for a regular shift weekly or monthly, or choose to be available on an on-call basis. Ambassadors are partners of the Welcome Center and are “the first face” for out-of-town visitors passing through or staying in the town of St. Johnsbury. The role of ambassador is vital to the promotion of St. Johnsbury and the Kingdom as fun, interesting, and resource-filled places to visit for a few hours, a few days, a week/month, or even a lifetime.

A qualified ambassador is someone who: has knowledge of St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom, is enthusiastic about the town and the region, engages visitors in conversation about their journey and reasons for being in the area, keeps records of visitor contacts, is a great listener, is a storyteller about St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom, has flexibility in scheduling availability, keeps travel brochures stocked and maintains a positive relationship with the organizations that keep their brochures at the center, knows procedures for opening and closing the Center and how to deal with emergency situations at the Center, suggests ideas about how to make the Welcome Center a memorable experience for visitors, encourages friends and community members to become ambassadors.

Street Team

Be a warm body we can call upon for intermittent downtown street beautification work parties. These short commitments are great for someone who likes a short burst of productive work. With a crew of volunteers, most street clean-up sessions run one hour. We notify volunteers of scheduled work parties one week in advance, with reminders one day and one hour before.

Community Events

Here are highlights of our 2017 calendar. Contact us or the lead organizer of the event that interests you to learn how you can join the fun.

Date

Title

NOTES/VENUE

Audience

Lead Organizer

12 March Spring Forward 5K RecFit
17 March AQUILA THEATER SJA Fuller Hall KCP Presents
29 April World Maple Festival Railroad Street General Scott Beck
13 May Bike Safety Fair Families RecFit
14 May Storm Large St. Johnsbury School KCP Presents
17 June

17 June

Pet Parade

Summer Solstice Bluegrass Concert

Main Street

North Church

Families Dog Mountain

Catamount Arts

24 June Feast with the Beasts Fundraiser Adults Fairbanks Museum
14 & 15 July Circus Smirkus Green Mtn Mall Families Catamount Arts
2 July –            17 September Levitt AMP St. J Summer Music Series Dog Mountain Families, adults and dogs Catamount Arts
16 September Colors of the Kingdom Train rides Families, tourists NEK Chamber
October Fall Dog Party Families, adults and dogs Dog Mountain
October Kingdom Challenge Families Good Shepherd Catholic School
28 October Catamount Auction Fundraiser Adults Catamount Arts
31 October Halloween Parade Main Street Families neighborhood
25 November Black Friday Fun Run 5K RecFit
9 December Victorian Holiday Families St. J Chamber
31 December First Night North Families Catamount Arts