The 2013 Season may be over, but our work doesn’t stop. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be preparing our year-end appeal. This mainly entails folding letters, stamping and stuffing envelopes. The year-end appeal will help us meet our budget goals and come back in 2014 with another great season of Sunday Streets.
Location: Livable City Office, #1450 995 Market St @ 6th St
Volunteers make it happen:
Thanks to everyone who lent a hand making the 2013 season of Sunday Streets a huge success! Let us know how we can make the Sunday Streets Volunteer Program even better for you: Complete the Sunday Streets Volunteer Survey.
Although we’re hanging up our safety vests and putting away the stop signs until next year, we always welcome volunteers who want to support the program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability or subscribe to our newsletter for monthly updates.
Already thinking about next year? We’ll announce the 2014 season schedule in just a few months. In the meantime, here’s all you need to know about volunteering at Sunday Streets.
All volunteers are required to attend one orientation session each season. Orientations are offered at least once a month on a weekday evening and 10am and 12:45pm at Sunday Streets.
Sunday Streets welcomes volunteers of all ages. However, volunteers under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver before they can volunteer. Download the form here and bring the signed waiver to your orientation session or first volunteer shift. Volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The more the merrier! Want to bring a group?
Event Prep: Neighborhood Outreach volunteers canvas the route inviting neighboring residents and businesses to participate in Sunday Streets. Most outreach is weekdays during daytime hours, exact time can be flexible. Sign up for a shift below, or email email@example.com with your availability if you’d like to help out.
Event Prep: Sign Prep volunteers help us keep the event car-free by preparing “No Parking” signs to post on the route before each Sunday Streets event. These shifts are great for individuals or small groups who enjoy “zen tasks” and helping out while chatting and listening to music. Come for the whole three hours, or just drop in for 30 minutes. Whatever time you have will help us out.
Event Prep: Sign Posting volunteers help us keep the event car-free by posting “No Parking” signs before each Sunday Streets event. These shifts are great for people who enjoy being outside and want to support Sunday Streets but keep their Sundays free for enjoying the event.
Set-up volunteers keep Sunday Streets participants safe by placing barricades to create a buffer zone and street closures around the Sunday Streets route. The set-up team also helps set up the information booths as needed, and removes “No Parking” signs from the route once the event has started.
Intersection Monitors keep Sunday Streets participants safe by stopping participants at intersections with cross traffic and helping Traffic Officers keep the route car-free.
Route Rabbit volunteers keep Sunday Streets participant safe by maintaining the car-free buffer zone around Sunday Streets, escorting authorized vehicles on the route, and providing support to Intersection Monitor volunteers.
All Route Rabbit volunteers must have a bicycle and have volunteered at Sunday Streets at least once before.
Volunteer and Information Booth: Be a Sunday Streets ambassador at the Volunteer and Information Booth! Booth volunteers help with lost and found, answer questions for volunteers and participants, and encourage people to support Sunday Streets.
Mystery Shift volunteers are our go-to people. From filling in as intersection monitors until all volunteers arrive, to removing “No Parking” signs from the route once the event has started, to supporting volunteers at the info booth, the Myster Shift does it all.