It takes a small army of passionate volunteers to put on Open Streets 704 programs! If you or your organization would like to volunteer, please see below for volunteer roles and sign up information.
These volunteers will assist with surveys and counts to help determine event attendance and evaluate participants’ experience. We’re looking for friendly, outgoing people who are excited to interact with participants and welcome them to the event. – Contact Julia Martin (Julia.Martin@ci.charlotte.nc.us) and Sarah Hazel (email@example.com).
Railroad Crossing Guards
These volunteers will “guard” the intersection of Old Pineville Road and the Blue Line Light Rail and warn cyclists to be careful crossing the tracks. Volunteers will use signs, cones, and chalk to encourage cyclists to cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle so their tires don’t fall in. If a train approaches during the event, the volunteers will make sure that participants wait for the gate arms to lift before they cross the tracks. – Contact Keith Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.
Bridge Crossing Guards
These volunteers will “guard” the pedestrian/bicycle bridge between Belrose Lane and Heather Lane. The primary job for these volunteers will be to guide participants safely through this pinch point on the event route. – Contact Keith Sorensen (email@example.com) to sign up.
More Important Volunteer Info
- Shifts:All volunteers shifts are from 1pm to 5pm, however you will check in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent at 11:30am for lunch and training.
- Check-in and Training Location: The Volunteer Check-In Tent will be near 1126 Heather Lane (at the eastern end of the Heather/Belrose pedestrian bridge. You can park on the street in the neighborhoods on either side of the Heather/Belrose pedestrian bridge.
- Supplies Provided:Lunch will provided for you at volunteer check in. Volunteers will also be provided with a route map, emergency contact information, and a volunteer t-shirt.
- Supplies to Bring:Please bring water, a folding chair (if you want to sit), sunscreen, and an umbrella (if the weather looks threatening).