Open Streets Franklin

Open Streets Franklin!

Sunday, August 27th from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Volunteering at Open Streets is an exciting, fun, and rewarding way to be engaged with your community and your City! 

Volunteering at Open Streets is great for all ages, and a perfect family weekend outing. Not to mention, the free Open Streets T-shirt is awesome!

Pick your role in the play and signup for a shift!


 

Movers Not Shakers

Movers Not ShakersA great workout and HUGE help in getting Open Streets moving! Movers Not Shakers crew helps load and/or unload our Open Streets moving truck at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition office before the event begins and after it ends.

These shifts take place at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition office at 1428 Washington Avenue South. Requires being flexible on staff arrival time, ability to lift up to 50 lbs and climb 1 flight of stairs.

There are 2 shifts to choose from:
9:00-10:00am or 5:30-6:30pm


Setup Crew

Open Streets Set Up CrewPrepare the street to be opened to thousands of people! The Setup crew helps set up tents, place barricades and signs along the route. This shift takes place before the event.

Help us make Open Streets welcoming and safe for all!

1 shift: 10:00 am - 11:45am


Event Hosts

Street Ambassadors

Official Open Streets Minneapolis Event Hosts bring the whole day to life! Get a backstage look at the route, play with bubbles, and say hello to event guests! This job is open to all people and will require movement whether by foot, bikes, or wheels. 
Event Hosts are teamed up and given a pack of goodies and maps and perform your official duty by roaming, greeting folks, and maintaining fun and safety at the eventGreat for friends, neighbors, and families to volunteer together at! (please indicate in sign-up) This is the most crucial volunteer role! 

There are 3 shifts to choose from:
10:40am-1:00pm, 12:30pm-3:00pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm


Planeteers

Open Streets PlaneteersPlaneteers get help save the planet! We want to leave a good impression in the neighborhood and leave no traces behind of the fun had during the event. Volunteers are needed to help pick up the trash and recycling along the route, and help sort waste in bins during the event. Gloves, bags, pinchers and praise provided.

There are 2 shifts to choose from:
12:30pm-3:15pm, 2:30pm-5:15pm


Recyclers

Open Streets RecyclersWe are working to reduce the amount of waste that is produced at Open Streets Mpls events! Knowledgeable recyclers and composters and are needed at this event to help divert recyclables and compost-able items from the trash and help educate event goers about waste reduction. Hope you can join us!

There are 2 shifts to choose from: 
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm


Kid Zone

Kids ZoneVolunteer at the Kids Zone! The Kids Zone is new to Open Streets this year. If you have kids, love kids, or want to be in a high energy environment, this is the job for you! Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

There are 3 shifts to choose from:
10:30am-1:15pm, 12:30pm-3:15pm, 2:30pm-5:15pm


Info Booth Reps

Open Streets Info Booth RepsStaff the Open Streets Info Booth! Be a friendly face to curious event goers! Provide resources to navigate the event, answer questions, and encourage people to fill out surveys, tweet and get involved. Sell Open Streets T-shirts, posters, and other merchandise. Share information with participants about memberships and Our Street's work, and, depending on shift, support booth setup and breakdown. A great way to meet a lot of people!

Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

There are 3 shifts to choose from:
10:30am-1:00pm, 12:45pm-3:15pm, 3:00pm-5:30pm


Bikeway Pop Up

Protected Bikeway Volunteer

Demonstrate the benefits of protected bikeways! Help cyclists try out the pop-up protected bikeway. Talk with people about the benefits and collect postcards to show support for more protected bikeways in Minneapolis! Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

There are 3 shifts to choose from: 
10:45am-1:15pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm, 3:15pm-5:45pm


Franklin Walk Pop Up

Walk VolunteersDemonstrate the benefits of bump outs! Help promote safer crossings for people walking and rolling. Talk with people about walk safety and collect postcards to show support for safer crossings in Minneapolis. Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

There are 3 shifts to choose from: 
10:45am-1:15pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm, 3:15pm-5:45pm


Breakdown Crew

Breakdown CrewThe shortest shift on the route! We want to leave a good impression in the neighborhood and leave no traces behind of the fun had during the event. Volunteers are needed to help pick up the garbage and recycling along the route, break down tents, and take down barricades at the end of the event.

1 shift: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Roving Photographers

Roving PhotographerAre you an aspiring professional photographer with your own camera? Volunteer to use your photography skills to capture the spirit of the Open Streets! While anyone can and should take photos to document the event, we would love to know who will be out and when. Have your photos featured on the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and Open Streets websites. Roving Photographers also help promote Open Streets MPLS by posting to social media during or after the event.