Volunteer

Volunteers Power Our Streets Minneapolis!

The work of Our Streets Minneapolis is possible because of volunteers like you. Here’s how you can make an impact on the future of transportation equity in our city:

Phone Banking

We’re introducing phone banking opportunities for supporters. Making calls helps us reach more people and have authentic conversations with the community. This is a great virtual way to support our work. We phone bank for different projects each week. 

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Twin Cities Boulevard

Rethinking I-94 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine the I-94 corridor and to put the needs of people and the planet ahead of automobile traffic .The Twin Cities Boulevard is a community vision to repair I-94’s harms and bring racial, environmental & economic justice to surrounding communities. By canvassing with the team, you can help us engage the community and make this vision a reality.

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Bring Back 6th

Our Streets Minneapolis and Harrison Neighborhood Association are partnering to focus on transforming Olson Memorial Highway in North Minneapolis to put people and the community first, and bringing back walkability, inviting green spaces, and a thriving cultural corridor that provides economic opportunity and amenities that the former Sixth Ave North provided to the community. By canvassing with the team, you can help us engage the community on important transportation issues that impact them.

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Hennepin Ave S Reconstruction 

The City of Minneapolis will be reconstructing a portion Hennepin Avenue S. After three years of research and community engagement, public works has released a recommended design for the corridor. We're organizing to get the design approved. We'll be canvassing every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday until the design is approved.

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Restore the Whittier Lyndale Bikeway Timeline 

We are calling on the City of Minneapolis to complete the Whittier Lyndale Bikeway and restore the 2023 timeline for the 1st Ave S reconstruction. Both projects were previously delayed, meaning that people continue to have no easy route from South Minneapolis to downtown.

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Open Streets MPLS Volunteers

Open Streets Minneapolis

Join in opening the streets to thousands of people! Each year, communities across the city gather to experience a day on their street without cars. By volunteering at an Open Streets event, you can help us create a welcoming and engaging environment for visitors, organizations, and businesses across the city. With a variety of opportunities, this is a great way to learn about the work that Our Streets does and share our mission with others.

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Volunteer for Lowry, Lyndale, and other County Owned Streets

By volunteering, you can help get the attention of Hennepin County Commissioners, the Public Works department, and other county decision makers who have the authority to make positive changes on these streets. You can help make this project happen on a timeline that works for the people.

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Join the Streets for People Work Group

This volunteer work group is a combination of the Downtown Bikeways and Pedestrian Work Groups. This change enables volunteers to discuss street space holistically and more efficiently advocate for streets that deliver safety, justice, and equity regardless of a person’s identity and lived experience.

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Want to help but not sure where?

Even if you don't know what specific project or event you'd like to volunteer for, no problem! Send our Volunteer Coordinator a message and we'll help you find your niche.


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