Sterling Main Street is a Volunteer-Driven organization.  Your help is vital to the success of our organization.  In 2019, more than 200 volunteers contributed over 2,000 hours of time to Sterling Main Street projects!

Volunteers are the heart & soul of Sterling Main Street and help drive our mission forward in creating a vibrant downtown. 

There are many ways you can get involved –

Using the Main Street America 4-Point Approach to downtown revitalization, our Board of Directors has identified a number of Transformation Strategies to help guide our efforts in creating a vibrant downtown.  Our volunteer-based committees help develop and implement the tasks and activities towards that transformation.   Opportunities to volunteer include serving on one of our 4-Points Committees (Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion), helping out with special events such as our annual Car ShowMovies at Grandon, or Hops on the Rock, to volunteering on a regular basis to help out at our weekly farmers market. CONTACT US and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Sterling Main Street Committee Opportunities

DESIGN:  Creates a Sense of Place

Enhances the downtowns physical appearance through our annual Clean & Green activities, lamppost flower baskets, façade grant program, and other beautification efforts. 

ECONOMIC VITALITY: Creates a Sense of Vitality

Strengthens the local economy by supporting our existing businesses and fostering entrepreneurship, development, strategic recruitment and use of space.

ORGANIZATION:  Creates a Sense of Ownership

Brings the community together to build a common vision for the downtown; and develops partnerships that add resources and lead revitalization.

PROMOTION:  Creates a Sense of Activity

Positions downtown as the center of activity, marketing its unique assets, positive image, and events.


Car Show (1st Sunday of May)

Pop Up Markets (monthly May-Aug)

Movies at Grandon (Bi-weekly June-August)

Hot Dog Day (1st Friday of August)

Hops on the Rock (mid-October)

Sights & Sounds (holiday activities, coordinated in partnership with the Sauk Valley Area Chamber)


Helps coordinate special events & activities to take place at our year-round indoor farmers market

Additional volunteer opportunities are available from time to time in providing a variety of assistance on event days, distributing posters & fliers, and other special projects.

For more information, or to get involved, please contact us.