By Juan Pena, Volunteer Coordinator
There are many ways to get involved with OpenStreetsPGH
Taking place on the last weekend of May, June, and July; OpenStreetsPGH provides a healthy, inclusive, and sustainable city street experience. There is something for everyone, from fitness workshops, to kids activities, shopping, brunch, community arts, and special promotions presented by over 100 local businesses and organizations.
We make OpenStreetsPGH accessible to everyone by opening up 3.5+ miles of car-free city streets for friends, families, and neighbors. We need eager and enthusiastic volunteers to make OpenStreetsPGH safe and fun for all participants.
Hang “No-Parking” Signs // Thursday, May 24th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
We’ll walk the route in its entirety hanging no-parking signs. (3-4 miles)
This helps to keep our neighbors’ cars from getting towed.
Morning Set-Up Volunteers // Sunday, May 27th 7:30am – 9:30am
Wake up early with the OpenStreetsPGH team to set up tents, tables, signage, and merchandise. Afterwards, go out and enjoy our car-free streets.
Intersection Hero Volunteer: // Sunday, May 27th 8:00am – 1:15pm
Help us control the flow of participant traffic at busy intersections at red lights. You’ll be assigned an intersection along the route where you’ll be able to engage with 20k+ participants in dance, music, and other activities.
Barricade Monitor Volunteers // Sunday, May 27th 8:40 am – 1:10pm
Help us keep OpenStreetsPGH car-free! Ensure that vehicles stay off the route by keeping watch at side streets and offering directions as needed. Free PedalPGH 2018 registration for the first 12 Barricade Volunteers to sign up!
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Visit OpenStreetsPGH.org/getinvolved for the full list of volunteer opportunities, and share this link with your friends, family, and anyone else who wants to get in on the fun.
If you aren’t free to participate Sunday, May 27th in Downtown but you still want to get involved, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. OpenStreetsPGH will also be taking place on Sunday, June 24th in Downtown, the Strip District and Lawrenceville. We’ll explore a brand new route in the East End on Saturday, July 28th.
Catch you on the streets!
Juan Pena, Volunteer Coordinator