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].
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.
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].
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!
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!
Planeteers 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.
Outreach Tent Crew
Staff 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.
Lake + Minnehaha Break Down 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.
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.