Near Southside, Inc. Near Southside, Inc.

Get Involved

Get Involved


Near Southside, Inc. is comprised of a small staff of only four employees so volunteers are essential partners of the organization's many initiatives and accomplishments. From committee service to community event support, volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year and are an important way to stay connected to the organization and the district.


Service on our Development Committee, Design Review Committee, Marketing Committee, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors is available to Near Southside, Inc. members with a passion for guiding the daily practices of the organization. Committee members are appointed annually in January based on the availability. Term limits for allow for a regular rotation of new members to bring a diversity of perspective, professional skills and experience to the committees. Near Southside, Inc. Members interested in being nominated for a committee position may request consideration using your member profile in the user's portal. Simply log in to your Near Southside account on this website, click on the membership tab at the left, and then select Manage Membership Profile. Your membership profile allows you to identify which committee/s you prefer to serve on and will notify staff of your request. For questions regarding the committee's contact Paul Paine, NSI President, for Board of Directors and Executive Committee service. Contact Mike Brennan, NSI Planning Director, for questions regarding Development Committee and Design Review Committee. Contact Megan Henderson, NSI Director of Events & Communications, for questions regarding Marketing Committee.


Near Southside, Inc. partners with local businesses, residents, musicians and artists to sponsor exciting community events that draw thousands to the district. Each year Near Southside, Inc. presents four signature events and assists in the production and planning of many others. These events each offer a unique perspective of the talent, passion and investment within the district. ArtsGoggle showcases the various talents of our creative community and the generosity of our business community. Friday on the Green puts a spotlight on the live music the district has long been known for complimented by handcrafted offerings from our food trucks and market vendors. Open Streets embraces the benefits of the Near Southside's walkable urban environment, our complete streets initiatives and the importance of health and wellness efforts throughout Fort Worth. Chili on the Green highlights the talents of the Near Southside's growing culinary community and offers new and aspiring foodies exposure alongside established professionals. Most importantly, each event allows the Near Southside community the chance to engage with each other along our streets, sidewalks, and green spaces building an even stronger neighborhood tapestry. Simply put, our small Near Southside, Inc. staff could not produce these events without the help of community volunteers. Your support is vital. Please see the list of upcoming volunteer opportunities below.


Log in to your Near Southside, Inc. account on this website by clicking on the "Log In" button at the black bar at the top of this page. If you have not yet established an account, it's free. Simply create a username and a password and get started.

  1. Once logged in you'll be taken to your user portal. Click on the Volunteer Opportunities tab on the bottom left.
  2. Create a volunteer profile with your contact information.
  3. Next, view all of the upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  4. Sign up for a shift! We'll contact you as event specific details become available.
  5. Congrats, you've just become a Near Southside, Inc. volunteer and are now on our "Favorite People Ever" list! Questions about volunteering, contact Megan Henderson at megan(at)nearsouthsidefw(dot)org.