Rigel has been volunteering since at least 2012. Although she’s held a variety of volunteer shifts during and before events, she’s most commonly seen at the Volunteer and Information booth, answering questions about Sunday Streets and encouraging people to sign up for the Sunday Streets newsletter and, of course, volunteer! Here’s what she has to say about volunteering with Sunday Streets:
My first experience as a Sunday Streets volunteer was a bit overwhelming, but fun. I was an intersection monitor. I didn’t realize how much work went into, but at the same time I had a blast meeting and greeting people that attended.
I think Sunday Streets has done a lot of positive outreach to each of the participating neighborhoods. I think people are finally getting to see what each neighborhood has to offer. It’s like bringing a neighborly piece of the suburbs into this city.
Some of my favorite moments at Sunday Streets are watching the bright smiles and laughter coming from people of all ages. Whether they are listening to a live band to riding a bike down a car free street it’s infectious and never gets old. Knowing that you can make that happen is never ending satisfaction for me.
Anything else? I think people don’t realize we are a almost 100% volunteer based event. I think if we put that out there more it would help bring in more volunteers.
You heard her, Sunday Streets wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time, energy and enthusiasm each year to making Sunday Streets fun and safe for everyone. Join the team: SundayStreetsSF.com/Volunteer!