Do you have a little time or talent that you'd like to lend to improving the neighborhood? Whether it be office duties, event organizing, technical skills, or leadership roles, there's an opportunity for volunteers like you to make a positive difference in our Springfield Historic District through one of our committees or volunteer roles.

Volunteer at an event

SPAR hosts a variety of public events to help build community and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. We always appreciate a helping hand with the following events: 

Second Sundays - a monthly outdoor concert and vendors market at Henry J Klutho Park. The second Sunday of each month, Spring to Fall.

Historic Springfield Tour of Homes - an annual event showcasing the unique homes and character of our Historic District. In late May.

Jacksonville PorchFest - an annual event that showcases dozens of musicians on the porches and parks of the neighborhood. The 1st Saturday in November.

July 4th Throwback Baseball Game - an annual intra-neighborhood competition in the form of an old school baseball game. On July 4th. 

Volunteer on a committee


The Finance Committee provides financial oversight to the organization, including budgeting and financial planning.


The Membership Committee seeks to gain and retain members of SPAR.

Commercial Corridors

The Commercial Corridors Committee supports current and new businesses in the commercial districts of the community.

Block Captains

The Block Captains Committee works to address blight, crime and other quality of life issues.


The Communications Committee is responsible for SPAR communications to the public and members.


The Governance Committee provides guidance for the organizations effectiveness and continuing development.


The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers on the Board of Directors.

Volunteer in an other role

Other important roles include participating in fund development, tech, project management, architecture, local history and liaising with our local government. 


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