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Nothing Beats Heart

Volunteer to be a part of Lansing’s heart

Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills, and knowledge to events and our community – bringing HEART to the streets of downtown Lansing! Volunteers like you are vital make the on-going projects and programming a reality in the Capital City. Whether it’s a one-time event, specific project, or a planning team – YOU choose how you want to participate as a volunteer. We’d love to have you join us – Let’s have some fun!

To get more involved check out our committees (to the right) and email

Whitney Roberts:
whitney@downtownlansing.org or call (269) 832-1962

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.

  • Merchant Communications
  • Volunteer Recruitment Efforts
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation & Awards Event
  • Monthly E-Newsletter communications to the public
  • Fundraising
  • Annual Report
  • Student Welcome Back Efforts



Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

  • Video Promotions of the Places and Faces that Make Up Our Downtown
  • A FRESH Taste – Lift Up Local Week
  • Brunch with Santa
  • Trick or Treat on the Capitol Lawn
  • Help Plan New Downtown Awareness Events
  • Downtown Marketing Campaigns
  • Branding & Social Medi



Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

  • Business Recruitment & Retention Efforts
  • “Make It Downtown Lansing” Rental Assistance Program
  • Monthly Downtown Business Huddles
  • Façade/Sign Incentives
  • ‘Match on Main’ Small Business Funding
  • Property Listings & Tours
  • Pop-Up Spaces & working with Property Owners
  • New Business Support Team
  • Gift Certificate Systems
    Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
  • Downtown Lighting
  • Alley & Community Space Improvements Enhancements/Planning/Building
  • Flowers Downtown
  • Seasonal Beautification/Décor
  • Walking Tours
  • Spring & Fall Plantings/Clean-Ups
  • Art Downtown