Volunteer for Open Streets

Volunteer for Open Streets 2023

Words, Be Part of Something Amazing, Sunday, September 17, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and collage of cyclists, musicians, volunteer

Pulling off an event like Open Streets is only possible with lots of volunteer help!

Why volunteer for Open Streets?

  • 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.

What do volunteers do?

The primary role of our volunteers is to:
  • Maintain safety of route for participants.
  • Greet participants as they enter the route.
  • 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.

Smiling volunteer September 2016Volunteer Roles


Ambassadors are responsible for looking after a hard-closed street to ensure that barricades are not moved and that participants entering the Open Streets route are welcomed. Ambassadors are the cheerleaders of Open Streets. You make the route fun! Bring some music, a chair, sidewalk chalk! Get creative, and make your street the best place to pass by at Open Streets.

Bike Rocket

Bike Rockets work with Block Captains to ensure all volunteers within a portion of the route receive breaks and the resources they need to do their job. Bike Rockets will help with set-up and take-down. Bike Rockets are required to be able to move through a 2km portion of the route. Bike Rockets are required to bring their own bicycle.

Happiness Concierge

Are you a great greeter and champion of Open Streets? Join the Volunteer Check-In team, working alongside the Block Captains and coordination team to make sure Open Streets Volunteers get hooked up with everything they need to succeed. Position open to youth.

Volunteer Shifts

  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm
  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Are you an organization/business looking for a group volunteer opportunity? Please contact us at osvolunteers@citywindsor.ca for further details.

Become a Volunteer

Sign up with the Open Streets Volunteer Portal.

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: all volunteers will be provided with the training manual.

Open Streets Windsor Volunteers
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8X 3N6
Phone: 519-253-2300 ext. 2726
Email: osvolunteers@citywindsor.ca

Waiver (Volunteer)