Volunteer for Open Streets
Skip to main content Skip to navigation Skip to footer

Volunteer for Open Streets

Street view from September 2016Open Streets Windsor is creating a world-class program that will connect our diverse neighbourhoods and people across our community on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.

Open Streets is a program where streets are opened to people and closed to cars. People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where visitors of all ages; abilities; and social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can hit the streets to enjoy an array of healthy and fun physical and recreational outdoor activities.

We are looking for volunteers who are fun, friendly and excited about making a difference!

Smiling volunteer September 2016Reasons to volunteer:

  • Enjoy an opportunity to help others in your community
  • Have a great time yourself and meet new friends
  • Enhance your resume with a truly unique example of volunteer experience 

General info:

  • Volunteer shifts: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Safety vests and water to be provided at the event times

Volunteer duties (subject to change):

  • Register online​, sign a waiver and review the training manual.
  • Be available for handling of barricades before and after the event (i.e. setup 30 minutes prior to event start and teardown 30 minutes after the conclusion).
  • Greet participants as they enter the route.
  • Maintain safety of route for participants.
  • Assist with entrance/exit of authorized vehicles.
  • Direct unauthorized traffic to alternate routes.
  • Safely remove the barricade after the Windsor police cruiser has swept your location at the end of the event.

Training Manual

Training is mandatory for all volunteers. The City has prepared an interactive Training Manual, which compiles instructions and information every volunteer needs to know for the event. 

Volunteers, please view the training manual online and email osvolunteers@citywindsor.ca if you have any questions.

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:

Open Streets Windsor Volunteers
Project Manager
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8X 3N6
Phone: 519-253-2300 ext. 2725
Email: osvolunteers@citywindsor.ca
Open Streets Windsor is funded [in part] by Ontario 150 and the City of Windsor.
Open Streets Windsor est financée [en partie] par le programme Ontario 150 et la Ville de Windsor.
Ontario 150 logoCelebrating 2017 logo 

 Related Links