Volunteer for Winter Open Streets!

Open Streets Nicollet

Sunday, December 16th
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 winter scarf is awesome!

Pick your shift below. 

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 Our Streets 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


Open Streets PlaneteersPlaneteers get to see the whole event AND 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 3 shifts to choose from:
11:00am-1:15pm, 1:00pm-3:15pm, 3:00pm-5:15pm

Street Ambassadors

Street AmbassadorsThe most important volunteer position! Street Ambassadors are the official event hosts and street safety monitors. Volunteers are stationed at intersections or are roving the street to help set up/take down barricades, keep cars off the route and help pedestrians and cyclists move safely through the busy event.

Street Ambassadors also help answer questions, administer surveys, and count participants during their shift. Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

There are 3 shifts to choose from:
10:45am-1:15pm, 12:45pm-3:15pm, 2:45pm-5:15pm


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 Our Streets Minneapolis and Open Streets websites. Roving Photographers also help promote Open Streets by posting to social media during or after the event.

Our Streets Tent

Our Street TentStaff the Our Streets Tent! Help the public get to know Our Streets Minneapolis and the work we do. Let people know how they can become members or get involved. You can also provide resources to navigate the event, answer questions, and encourage people to fill out surveys. A great way to meet a lot of people!

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

Open Streets Tent

Open Streets TentStaff the Open Streets Info Booth! Be a friendly face to curious event goers! Support Our Streets & Open Streets Mpls by handing out maps, answering questions, and selling Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle gear, posters, and other merchandise! Share information with visitors, and support booth set up and breakdown.

This position is perfect if you'd like to spend less time on your feet during your shift! Enthusiastic and outgoing people are encouraged to sign up!

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