What is Jane's Walk? Anyone can lead a Jane’s Walk because everyone is an expert on the places they live, work, and play. Jane Jacobs believed that the people best equipped to understand cities and make decisions about them are "ordinary, interested citizens". She intuited that getting to know our neighborhoods and each other is the foundation of city-building.
Jane’s Walk Leaders help people get to know their communities by gathering people outside of their homes, offices, and cars to exchange knowledge, tell stories, and share experiences. Jane’s Walk Leaders help people get to know their communities by gathering people outside of their homes, offices, and cars to exchange knowledge, tell stories, and share experiences.
Volunteers will be:
- Guiding activities at each stop
- Placemaking by educating and interaction with others
- There may be some painting, wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on.
Jane's Walk Stations & Volunteer Assignments:
- Event Set-Up
- Facilitate Seed Planting & Sign painting (Parkside Garden) Planting Seed Plants at Butterfly Garden (Ron Matten's Garden)
- Lead Community Listening Session (Parkman Library)
- Organize Park cleanup & Basketball rim and pole painting (Ford LaSalle Park)
- Distribute & Collect Pictures, Serve Food & Clean-up (James Smith Farmhouse)
Attire: Comfortable clothes (painting may be involved)
This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY volunteer activity.
Meeting Location: In front of Focus: HOPE's Resource Center building 1355 Oakman Blvd. (see map below)
- Literacy / Reading
- People Skills
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12
- 3 to 6 hours
- Comfortable working with the public, comfortable being outdoors