Love Downtown? Want to get more engaged?
This is the program for you – Downtown Docents!
We are looking for enthusiastic Downtown supporters to engage with the public, greet and welcome visitors to Downtown, provide directions to restaurants, parking, shops and nightlife and generally support Downtown.
Downtown Tucson has more than 40 events every year that bring close to 1,000,000 people Downtown. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know new people and to develop a better understanding of Downtown and all its hidden and not so hidden charms.
We will train you in everything Downtown, which will of course involve going around to all our wonderful attractions, and experiencing them so that you can indeed give your expert opinion on Downtown. We would like you to commit to volunteering for at least two events a year. Please contact Brandi Haga-Blackman for more information on the Downtown Docent program.
Past Volunteer Opportunities- Gem and Mineral Show 2015
The Downtown Tucson Partnership is currently seeking volunteers to engage with the public during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show from January 31-February 15, 2015.
Volunteers are needed for the following dates and hours during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show:
Dates: January 31-February 15, 2015
Hours: 10 am – 2 pm
We are looking for volunteers to staff concierge tables to assist the public with information on restaurants, attractions, hotels, parking, Gem Show shuttles, and more!
Volunteers must be familiar with Downtown Tucson! This is a great opportunity to tell others about downtown and Tucson! Meet people, see the shows and enjoy our great downtown!
Training meetings will be held January 11, 3pm; January 12, 12pm; and January 14, 6pm. Training’s will in the Park Tucson conference room located at 110 E. Pennington Street, on the bottom floor of the Pennington Street Garage. Entrance to the conference room is located along Pennington Street closest to the corner of 6th Avenue and Pennington Street.
A brief history of the Gem and Mineral Show and Downtown will be presented. Training will also include information on Downtown, how to get around, where to park, dining, events and how to use the Downtown Tucson website, www.DowntownTucson.org. Downtown Docent shirts will be provided to volunteer staff.
Past Volunteer Opportunities- 20th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights
The Downtown Tucson Partnership is currently looking for volunteers for the 20th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights. Volunteers will be assisting with crowd counts, data collection, assisting parade entries with staging, marshaling, assisting with the Parade Information Booth and other opportunities. This is a fun event and brings thousands of people downtown to enjoy the holiday season. Volunteer today to help your local community during this great event!
Past Volunteer Opportunities- Pedestrian Intercept Study
Friendly faces are needed to help collect feedback and suggestions about Downtown.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership will be launching the 2nd Annual Downtown
Pedestrian Intercept Study, a snapshot of public opinions on Downtown. Volunteers are
needed to help conduct the survey in be beautiful fall weather on October 17th, 18th, 24th
and 25th, 2014.
Volunteers will help measure pedestrians’ thoughts on the current state of Downtown
Tucson. The information collected during the study will be used to guide improvement
work and allow the Downtown Tucson Partnership to make recommendations to the City
Each volunteer shift will be just four to six hours long, with two volunteers per location
for each shift, and volunteers can sign up for as many or as few shifts as they would
like. Volunteers will need to be comfortable talking to the general public and the diverse
patrons of Downtown. Training will be provided before each shift.
For more information about the survey or to sign up for a shift or three, contact Andrew
Veatch (520) 268-9030.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Downtown Tucson Partnership, please contact Brandi Haga-Blackman for more information.
We look forward to working with you!