Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets!

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha

Sunday, July 22nd | 11:00am to 5:00pm

Each Open Streets Minneapolis event is powered by over 100 volunteers who help keep the event safe, fun, and clean.

Volunteering at Open Streets is great for all ages, it's a perfect family weekend outing and it's an exciting, fun, and rewarding way to be engaged with your community and your city!

Not to mention, the free Open Streets T-shirt is awesome!

If you have questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Pick your role and signup!

 

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 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, 12:30pm-3:15pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Zone Leaders

Own Your Zone! Support the volunteers and coordinator in making sure the event is safe and fun for everyone! Keep track of and support Street Ambassadors in your zone, engage with event goers with questions and support the volunteer coordinator as needed. Since this is an all day volunteer position there is a $75.00 stipend included!

All Day Shift: 10:00am-5:15pm

Plus mandatory Zone Training on July 17th
from 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Lead Assistants

Get in the zone! Help make sure the event is safe and fun for everyone! Support Street Ambassadors as they engage with event goers, help with keeping areas moving so it's easier and safer for folks to travel along the route walking and biking and support Zone Leaders with shift breaks. If you have a bike, rollerblades, skates or skateboard that could help you in getting around in the zone, however walking is just fine, too!

There are 3 shifts to choose from:

10:00am-1:00pm, 12:45pm-3:15pm, 3:00pm-5:15pm

Plus you must attend Zone Training on July 17th
from 6:00pm-7:30pm 

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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 Our Streets Minneapolis office before the event begins and after it ends.

These shifts take place at the Our Streets Minneapolis office at 1428 Washington Avenue South. Requires being flexible on staff arrival time, ability to lift up to 50 lbs and climb 2 flights of stairs. 

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

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Set Up Crew

Open Streets Set Up Crew

Prepare the street and help open it to thousands of people!

The Set Up crew helps move barricades into place during the rolling closure of the event. A bike is required.

Help us make Open Streets welcoming and safe for all!

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

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Volunteer Greeters

Greet the many volunteers that make Open Streets safe and fun for everyone!

Help staff with tent and material set-up, help volunteers sign-in, give t-shirts to volunteers and support staff break times.

There are 3 shifts to choose from:

10:00am-12:30pm, 12:15pm-2:30pm, 2:15pm-5:00pm

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Planeteers

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 2 shifts to choose from:
12:00pm-2:30pm and 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Outreach Tent Crew

Tent CrewStaff Our Tents! Share information about Open Streets and Our Streets Minneapolis' work. Be a friendly face to curious event goers! Provide resources to navigate the event and answer questions. A great way to meet a lot of people! Volunteers will also be helping with setting-up and breaking down tents as well as selling our wonderful Open Streets Merchandise.

Enthusiastic and outgoing people with customer service or fundraising experience are encouraged to sign up!


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

 

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Break Down Crew

Breakdown CrewHelp 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. A bike is required.

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

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

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