This month’s volunteer spotlight is Amy Chan. She’s been volunteering with Sunday Streets for years. She’s a veteran intersection monitor and bike route captain. Learn more about Amy and read her story below:
How long have you been volunteering and why do you volunteer at Sunday Streets?
“I started volunteering about 4 years ago, I just came back from college and wanted to try out different things in SF. It was the last event at Mission, and I just loved seeing Valencia in such a different light and the excitement of people there, so I continued volunteering.”
How did you first hear about Sunday Streets?
“I saw it on the SF Bicycle Coalition website.”
What’s your most inspiring story from volunteering?
One time, I volunteered with a lady during a one-day event in the city. Over 2 years later, at a different event over at South San Francisco, she recognized me the moment she saw me. I started volunteering a lot more when I came back to SF, and I am always surprised and inspired by the connections and impressions that volunteers and attendees make with each other.”
Tell us a fun fact about yourself
“I can roller and ice skate backward, and I have never knocked into anything – strangely, I can’t say the same for walking backward. Or forward.”
Any advice or last comments you’d like to share about volunteerism?
“One of the fun thing about volunteering, especially at an outdoor event with so many people like Sunday Streets, is that events unfold spontaneously. You never really know what will happen or what you will find. Look around, check out new places, people-watch, chat, and enjoy your day!”
Thanks Amy for your inspiring words!