Volunteer with Open Streets!

Volunteers make this day of outdoor, neighborhood and family fun possible! We hope that you will consider signing up for one of the many volunteer opportunities available for this event. Counters estimated 2,000 participants last year and volunteers play a critical role in keeping the event safe and fun! This year, we are looking for around 50 volunteers to watch over closed intersections, provide information to participants, and escort local traffic so that the route can remain safe and car-free.

Sign up soon for your preferred locations, buddies and jobs! And remember, there is plenty of time to participate in Open Streets BTV before and after your volunteer shift.

 But first…here are a few reasons to volunteer for Open Streets BTV:

  • A really cool volunteer t-shirt! We are topping last year’s purple shirts with something spectacular for you to have as an exclusive Open Streets BTV volunteer keepsake.

  • Be entered to win lots of prizes! Everything from gift certificates to Burlington restaurants to bus passes.

  • City Market working member hours. All volunteers are eligible to count their Open Streets BTV shift and training time towards City Market working member volunteer hours.

  • Building a community movement for safe walking and biking. Events like this are key to illustrating to community leaders the sheer number of people who want to walk and bike and that creating safe streets should be a priority

Open Streets BTV 2017 Volunteer Positions

Intersection Superhero

These volunteers will be stationed at intersections along the route, helping to manage traffic and cheer on participants.
Morning shift 9:00 am to 12:30 pm  (16 volunteers needed)
Afternoon shift 11:30 am to 3:00 pm (16 volunteers needed)

Information Specialist

These volunteers will either be stationed at the information booth or roaming the route by foot or bike to answer questions and help participants. If inclined, you can also help with event setup or takedown!
Morning shift 9:00 am to 12:30 pm  (2 volunteers needed)
Afternoon shift 11:30 am to 3:00 pm (2 volunteers needed)

Super Cyclist Escort

These volunteers will be roaming by bike to assist vehicles safely navigate through the route.
Morning shift 9:00 am to 12:30 pm  (6 volunteers needed)
Afternoon shift 11:30 am to 3:00 pm (6 volunteers needed)


Interested in Volunteering for Open Streets BTV?

Follow this link to register for Open Streets BTV volunteer shifts: http://signup.com/go/OgwsfGg

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the link above to see our SignUp page
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


For more information email:

Open Streets Coordinator Zack Pensak – zpensak@burlingtonvt.gov