Get Involved with the Downtown Issaquah Association

Volunteers are crucial to meeting our mission.

We could not provide those programs and events that celebrate our city’s unique culture without the diligent support of our volunteer base.

Special Events

Volunteers are needed to help with special events throughout the year. Individuals can also chair or serve on committees to assist with day of event production for Fenders on Front Street, ArtWalk, and Issaquah Make Music Day. Please see contact information at the bottom of page to inquire about chairing on any of these committees.

Day of Event Volunteers are designated for the following events.  Click on each link for more detailed information and sign-up dates/times.

A first-Friday evening event. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers, over 21, for 1-2 hour shifts. Enjoy great music, wine and experience the festive atmosphere of Downtown Issaquah before or after your shift.

4:30- 6:00 Set up/Check In
6:00- 7:30 Wine Store & Door guards
7:30- 9:00 Wine Store & Door guards
9:00- 10:00 Clean Up

Save the date for the annual citywide “Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.” Volunteers, both groups and individuals, are needed to spend a couple of hours making a difference in our community. If you can pick up litter, push a broom, swing a shovel or plant some flowers, your help is needed. There are jobs for all ages and abilities and flexible schedules to get the work done. We encourage downtown businesses in historic downtown to their own clean-up of sidewalks, flower boxes and more.

A Father’s Day tradition exhibiting vintage cars. Thousands of visitors stroll down Front Street to inspect the classic automobiles. It’s a fun-filled day with live music, family activities, and a trophy and award ceremony.

Join the fun at the annual Fenders on Front Street classic car show.

Volunteer Positions Available
6:00 am – 9:00 am 2 runners, 2 car parkers, 2 registration
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 2 runners, 2 car parkers, 2 registration
12:00 pm – 3:0 pm 2 runners, 2 car parkers, 2 registration
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 4 tear down

World Music Day is celebrated every June 21st in over 700 cities and 120 countries when musicians take to the streets, sidewalks, and parks to play.

Volunteer Positions Available
4:00 pm-6:00 pm stage assistants, set up
5:00 pm-7:00 pm runners
7:00 pm-9:00 pm runners
9:00 pm-10:00 pm tear down

Every First Friday of the month from June through September. ArtWalk transforms the historic downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. Issaquah ArtWalk is a lively, festive event with a variety of artistic styles, interactive art demonstrations, live music and dance in multiple locations. Volunteer positions vary and work in 1.5 hour shifts. ArtWalk runs 6-9PM, but volunteers are needed as early as 4:30PM.

4:30 pm-6:00 pm set up, info booth, artist assist
6:00 pm-7:30 pm info booth, artist assist
7:30 pm-9:00 pm info booth, artist assist
9:00 pm-10:00 pm tear down

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Halloween zombies of all ages congregate annually for the Downtown Zombie Walk and flash-mob dance to Michael Jackson’s, THRILLER! Few volunteers needed so sign up quick.

Runs 2:30PM- 5:30PM.

2:30- 3:30PM Set up cones/signage
2:30- 4:30PM Make up assistance
3:30- 5:30PM Information Booth-Shell Station…

Join us hanging lights along Front Street poles, Shell Station and Pedestrian Park to make our downtown festive during the holiday season.

10:00AM- 12:00PM.

Location, assignments, and details…

Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Issaquah. This event encourages Issaquah residents to explore their community and shop small. The day offers two trolleys giving away free rides with stops from Downtown Issaquah to Issaquah Highlands. Volunteers are needed to ride the trolley.


Gas Station Blues will feature talented blues artists every Thursday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Historic Shell Station located at 232 Front Street North. In addition to amazing music, there will also be a beer garden and BBQ by Bardsley available on site. We will need volunteer support for set up, ID check, security check and tear down. Thank you for considering this opportunity to support this event. It’s a community favorite and will be well attended.

Volunteer Positions Available: Click Here to Sign-up
5:30 pm-6:30 pm Set up at Historic Shell Station
6:45 pm-9:00 pm ID Checker- 21 yrs or older
9:00 pm-9:45 pm Take Down
6:45 pm-9:00 pm (2) Checking wristbands

Join in the fun at our 2nd Annual Fantastic Fly In Event at the Poo Poo Point Landing Zone

Your help is greatly appreciated!
Come on down, meet cool people and enjoy this event.

Date: 08/27/2016 (Sat.)

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm PDT
Location: Poo Poo Point Landing Zone

Volunteer Positions Available: Click Here to Sign-up
2:00 – 4:00pm Set up
3:30-5:00pm Parking Attendant
5:00-7:00pm Parking Attendant
3:30-7:00pm General volunteers
3:30-7:00pm Beer Garden ID Checker
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tear down/clean up

Ongoing Volunteers

Our MVP will need to be tech-savvy, self-motivated, and attentive to deadlines. This particular volunteer will be responsible over updating our monthly newsletter, will also help manage the website, and all social media.
Photographers and Videographers are exceptionally wanted at our special event days! We’d love your artistic expression at our next occasion. Keep us in mind if you need events for your portfolio. Must have your own camera.
Individuals who help promote Downtown Issaquah Association events by passing out fliers and posters around town to local shops and restaurants.

Ongoing volunteers are needed not only for their artistic or physical talents, but also for their willingness to engage in a long-running task. These individuals will either oversee a creative project independently or proactively help on a crew that maintains our city streets.


If you’re a teen, 16 years or older, looking for an opportunity to volunteer, these exciting openings await your energy and enthusiasm.

Use us for your next high school assignment. Come photograph or video a special event DIA event or spotlight a local merchant and their cool offerings. We welcome Jr. Photographers/Videographers for their fresh insight and innovative skills. If you have the talent, why not share it!
Cool with tweeting, Facing, and Insta? Then this is as easy as it sounds.
We need your help making Issaquah festive during the winter season. Come decorate our downtown corridor with pretty lights.
Leave an impact on your community by coming in to help during Spring Clean Up. During this day, we invite you, your friends and family to clean our streets and surfaces. It’s one of our most special and proudest days, why not be a part of it too?!


Are you an individual interested in keeping Issaquah Historically Hip? Have ideas that would restore the city’s integrity? Come on board one of our four Main Street Committees. These volunteers are the heart of Downtown Issaquah Association. The committees support the mission to promote agency success with an ultimate goal to sustain the economic vitality of Historic Downtown Issaquah. Members meet once a month within their respective committees.

This is a more serious commitment. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

To inquire further about these opportunities please leave a detailed message below:

If you’re interested in joining a committee please contact Brenda Devore at