Open Streets Minnehaha

Open Streets University of Minnesota

Sunday, October 24th
11:00am-5:00pm

By volunteering at an Open Streets event, you can help us create a welcoming and engaging environment for visitors, organizations, and businesses across the city. With a variety of opportunities, this is a great way to learn about the work that Our Streets does and share our mission with others!

As a volunteer, you'll receive a free Open Streets t-shirt as well as complimentary snacks & swag.

If you have questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Pick your role and sign up today!

 

Street Ambassadors

Street Ambassadors

Street Ambassadors are the Open Streets event hosts and street safety monitors. As an Ambassador, you will be stationed at intersections or roving the street to help set up and take down barricades, keep cars off the route, and help pedestrians and cyclists move safely through the busy event. You'll also be present to answer any questions of eventgoers and assist the Our Streets team in measuring event attendance.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

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Zone Leaders

Own Your Zone! Support Open Streets volunteers in making sure the event is safe and fun for everyone! You'll oversee a group of volunteers over multiple blocks of the street, ensuring that each person feels confident in their role and is able to assist eventgoers as needed.

This position is an all-day commitment and includes a $75 stipend.

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Zone Assistants

Get in the zone! As a Zone Assistant, you will be supporting Zone Leaders with shift breaks, answering other volunteers’ questions, and keeping areas moving so it's enjoyable for folks to travel along the route. 

Attend the Volunteer Training to get more details about your role and learn about the route. Training dates will be announced in late August.

Questions? Email [email protected].

 

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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 open of the street.

Given the distance covered during this shift, a bike or other wheels (not a car) is required.

Help us make Open Streets welcoming for all!

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Volunteer Greeters

Greet the many volunteers that make Open Streets welcoming for everyone!

As a Volunteer Greeter, you'll help set up the Volunteer tent, welcome and sign up incoming volunteers, assist with volunteer logistics, and support staff during break times. At the nearby Kid Zone, you can also help run awesome activities for little ones!

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Planeteers

Open Streets PlaneteersPlaneteers get to see the whole event AND save the planet! Volunteers are needed to help pick up the trash and recycling along the route, and help sort waste in bins during the event. Safety equipment, bags, pinchers and praise provided.

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Outreach Tent Crew

Tent CrewStaff Our Tents! As an Outreach Volunteer, you'll share information about the event, the work of Our Streets Minneapolis, and help eventgoers with any questions or issues. You'll also help sell Open Streets merchandise throughout the event.

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Lake + Minnehaha Break Down Crew

Breakdown Crew

As a Break Down Crew Volunteer, you have the important role of rolling up and down the Open Streets route reminding bikers, walkers and rollers that the street will be returned to car traffic at 5pm. Volunteers will also support in removing barricades off the route. Make it a team effort and invite some friends to join you as well!

Given the distance covered during this shift, a bike or other form of wheels (not a car!) is required.

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Roving Photographers

Roving Photographer

Are you a photographer or videographer with your own equipment? Use your skills to capture the spirit of Open Streets! 

Please email us to learn more about opportunities to work with us at Open Streets.

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