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The 2023 Fall Open Streets event will take place on Sunday, September 24th, and we are so excited to get your support as we turn an entire mile of street into a nonmotorized space of exploration, community, and fun! If this is your first exposure to Open Streets, the goals of the event are to: • Highlight walkable and bikeable routes by creating temporary, car-free streets for the community walk, roll, and bike along. • Encourage future active transportation among participants along Open Streets routes after the event concludes. • Feature local businesses and organizations that support active transportation, health, wellness, and community well-being. Create opportunities to connect participants with these organizations. • Foster social capital by connecting neighbors with one another during the event and beyond. We are looking for volunteers to help manage a safe space, support vendors, answer questions, and help facilitate this very popular and fun community event. Volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt and lunch will be provided. Here is a run-down of the volunteer needs: Volunteer shifts run approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Please keep in mind that you are welcome to sign up for more than one shift. Volunteer positions and descriptions are as follows: Traffic Safety These volunteers will be stationed at all of the potential vehicle entryways to the Open Streets route. If there is a vehicle that needs to be escorted through the route, these volunteers will assist that vehicle in safely navigating through and exiting the route using the directional map provided to them. Info Tent Volunteers (18 needed) These volunteers will be stationed at each of the 6 Information Tents. Each Hub will have an Information Tent, which will serve as the check-in location for all volunteers before they begin their shifts. The info tent will also have maps of the entire event route and first aid supplies. Morning shift volunteers will assist Hub Manager with Info Tent set-up, afternoon shift volunteers will assist Hub Manager with Info Tent break-down. Rovers These volunteers will be stationed between each of the 6 Hubs and will be walking up and down the length of the Hub and the stretches in between the Hubs to assist with Traffic Safety if needed, answer general questions, support the vendors, and engage the public. What to expect This is an outdoor event. Volunteers should dress for the weather and be prepared to be outdoors for their entire shift. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, layers of clothing that you can take on or off for comfort, comfortable shoes, and an extra snack. We will provide lunch and some light snacks for all volunteers and will send out a sign-up for lunch orders once we have your registration confirmed. Please be prepared to be on your feet for the majority of your shift. Some shifts may require a bit of walking. If you have any physical limitations that you would like to discuss, please email Amy Gage at [email protected] and we can discuss options.Participants Registered: 0
Thank you for registering! We will be offering an optional in-person training at Troutman Park closer to the date of the event. Be on the lookout for more information on that. We will provide lunch and some light snacks for all volunteers during the event, and will send out a sign-up for lunch orders once we have your registration confirmed.