“To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” – John Adams

DTSB events attract bustling crowds and curious eyes to the heart of South Bend, and it is the helping hands of DTSB volunteers that make such events successful. When you volunteer, not only are you making the heart of South Bend beat a little better, but you also get to see firsthand what it takes to make downtown South Bend come alive. Come help create the space for strangers to come together as friends, for the cries of laughter emanate from gleeful children, for the city you love to thrive. 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities


Art Beat 2018

Art Beat is the largest annual event in downtown South Bend, where the streets are filled with over 800 performing, visual, and culinary artists, for a day-long celebration of our local artists! We need volunteers for to make this event the success that it is. Click the button below to sign up yourself or a group for one of the following volunteer opportunities: Info Booth Volunteer, Stage Manager, Scene Host, Set-up Volunteer, Tear-down Volunteer.  All volunteers will receive a 2018 Art Beat Commemorative T-shirt!  

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We are looking for fun, outgoing volunteers who want to entertain and inform by being a tour guide for First Fridays Transpo Shuttle tours. Tour Guides will be emailed a list of talking points in advance that include:

-information on the restaurants, attractions and shops that are along the route

-information on the activities and promotions that are going on that evening

-fun facts and historical tidbits about downtown South Bend

We will give a brief training session beforehand. Come make South Bend memorable for tour goers with your humor and charisma. You'll be sure to leave the experience with good stories and laughs.  

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

If your business, club, or student organization would like to volunteer at one of our events, or if you'd like to plan a group volunteer day, please contact Kylie Carter at kcarter@downtownsouthbend.com for scheduling.


Thank you for making Downtown South Bend, Inc. events and programs possible!