Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Sunday Streets! Your generosity of time is what makes the magic of Sunday Streets possible for 100,000 San Franciscans every year.


Event-Day Opportunities

It takes over 100 volunteers to make the magic of each Sunday Streets happen. Roll out with us on event-day in a variety of ways – see below for details on volunteer positions and sign-up now at the link below!

Pick from a variety of roles and shift times on event-day.

Route Rabbits

Setup, monitor and breakdown barricades throughout the day to make sure Sunday Streets is a safe, car-free space for all to enjoy.

  • SHIFT TIMES: 9:00am-12:00pm, 11:30am- 2:30pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
  • Must bring your own bike
Hub Support

Setup and breakdown tents, tables and chairs and make Sunday Streets a vibrant community space for all to enjoy.

  • SHIFT TIMES: 8:30am-11:30am, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
Crossing Guards & Block Captains

Be a Sunday Streets MVP by supporting a Crossing Guard/Block Captain shift to ensure participants cross key intersections and vehicles enter/exit their private garages safely.

  • SHIFT TIMES: 10:30am-2:00pm, 3:00pm- 5:30pm
  • Must be able to stand for several hours
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
Accessible Mystery Shifts

Support fellow volunteers, conduct outreach, collect evaluation data, and help with Crossing Guard/Block Captain positions for Sunday Streets at your own pace. All accessible shifts will be assigned on the volunteer’s physical abilities and the event needs.

  • SHIFT TIMES: 8:00am-11:30am, 10:00am-1:30pm, 1:00pm- 4:30pm
  • Must be a Sunday Streets enthusiast!

All event-day volunteers are required to attend a virtual orientation before their first shift at Sunday Streets in 2023, even if they have attended an orientation in previous seasons. All volunteers will also receive a 15 minute orientation and review the safety protocols at the start of their shift.

  • Monday, May 15th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 17th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 24th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 26st, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Monday, Sept 18th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 20th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Monday, Oct 9th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 11th, 12:00pm – 1:00

Pre-Event Opportunities

Sunday Streets needs your help getting the word out about the season in each neighborhood we’ll serve this year.

Poster or doorhang on your own

Self-lead outreach shifts to put up posters in businesses and doorhangers on houses can be schedule at anytime beginning April 17th.

Email volunteers@livablecity.org with the days you’re available to do outreach and for how long. We’ll confirm the route with you and when to pickup materials.

Sign-post with the team

On the Wednesday before each Sunday Streets event the whole team heads out to the field to put up no parking signs and distribute flyers. Join the crew from 12pm-3pm in the field the Wednesday before any event to help out.

Email volunteers@livablecity.org with your availability on the Wednesdays before Sunday Streets events. We’ll send you the meet-up location and staff contact for the sign-posting shifts you want.


How long is a typical volunteer shift?

Most volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours and take place during the week and weekends leading up to an event and during event-day. Group shifts are either 4 or 6 hours depending on event needs and group availability.

Are there age restrictions?

All ages are welcome, however some supervision requirements apply for minors.
All volunteers under 18 years old — must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver.
All volunteers under 16 years old — must be accompanied by an adult at no less than a 3 to 1 ratio of guardians to youth.