Our Volunteers

Love Your Block volunteers Tulip planting

Want to be part of our work? We’d love to have you! There are many opportunities to get involved in Greater Ashmont Main Street’s projects on a one-time or ongoing basis. It’s a great way to meet neighbors and use your skills to give back where you live.

How can I get involved?

If you aren’t sure how you’d like to be involved, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@greaterashmont.org. We’re always happy to share what we’re up to and how you can help.

Membership

Become a Greater Ashmont Main Street member today! Our members are critical to the success of our Main Street district. Your support allows Greater Ashmont MS to start new projects and support local business owners more effectively. Join or renew your membership now – you will be supporting your community and investing in the future of the Greater Ashmont business district!

How do I join or renew my membership?

Simply fill out our Application for Membership and pay the annual dues. A calendar year of member is $20 for an individual or $50 for a business. You can fill out your 2017 application online and submit your by way of our PayPal, or download a copy of the Membership application and mail it to the address at the bottom with a check made out to: Greater Ashmont Main Street, Inc.

You’re always welcome to sign up for membership at our 1914 Dorchester Ave. office or at any of our events around the district.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available — If that would fit your organization, please contact our Executive Director at exec@greaterashmont.org to set up a meeting to discuss the possibilities.

Where does your membership money go?

Back into the Greater Ashmont district! Here are just a few ways your financial contribution makes a difference:

  • Community Events: Greater Ashmont MS sponsors events throughout the year to help bring people together to celebrate all of the wonderful things about our area. We sponsor the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market, help coordinate the annual Peabody Square Holiday Tree Lighting, and put together many other smaller events throughout the year.
  • Beautification Efforts: Greater Ashmont MS works on landscaping, public art projects, and regular cleanups of the Dorchester Ave. corridor to enhance the appearance and pedestrian experience in our area. We also participate in Boston Blooms and Boston Shines.
  • Business Development: Greater Ashmont MS offers one-on-one technical assistance and referrals to business owners in the district. We provide support with permitting, licensing, and zoning; connect local business with business planning, merchandising, and other business support; and convene bi-monthly Business Networking events.
  • Storefront renovations and signage: In partnership with the City of Boston’s ReStore program,Greater Ashmont MS coordinates renovations and signage improvements throughout the district to create an attractive, welcoming shopping environment.
  • Business recruitment and marketing: Greater Ashmont MS actively promotes our business district as a great place to work, live, and play. We seek out businesses that will complement the business mix in our area and work with property owners to find quality tenants for vacant commercial buildings.

Who Should Join Greater Ashmont Main Street?

You should! We are a volunteer-driven organization that is supported by local businesses, residents, and community organizations. By bringing these groups together, we ensure that all who have a stake in this neighborhood have the chance to participate in its future. If you live, work, own a business, own property, or represent an organization in Greater Ashmont, we invite you to join your neighbors who are already involved. Members also receive our Greater Ashmont MS e-Newsletter, containing news and upcoming events of interest!