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Trailnet Street Team (Community Engagement/Outreach)

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ORGANIZATION: Trailnet

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The Trailnet Street Team aims to broaden the presence of Trailnet in the community through tabling and visibility opportunities. The Trailnet Street Team will educate the community about our work through meaningful conversations, smiles and sharing the joy of making our Region better for people to walk, bike and use public transit to get around. Volunteers will also help recruit others to get involved by joining our e-mail list, becoming members, or volunteering themselves.


Street Team volunteers will report to the Membership Coordinator.


Requirements

  • Attend a one-hour training at the Trailnet office in Downtown St. Louis
  • Attend at least 2 community events throughout the year representing Trailnet
  • Learn about and be able to speak about Trailnet’s mission, vision, and programs
  • Pick up and transport tabling materials to events and return them to the Trailnet office in a timely manner
  • Use their judgment to determine when questions or comments need to be relayed to Trailnet staff
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds

Skills & Physical Requirements

  • Finds joy in meeting and working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Transport up to 25 lbs. of tabling or outreach materials to events

Volunteer Benefits

  • Connect with others in the community who are passionate about improving walking, biking and transit
  • Encourage a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Support sustainable transportation options
  • Gain practical experience networking and building communication skills

NEXT STEPS

  1. Sign up to volunteer on the Trailnet Street Team!
  2. Trailnet staff will reach out to schedule you for a training session
  3. Sign up for a community event, pick up materials from the Trailnet office, and spread the word about Trailnet’s mission and work.

Questions? Contact Trailnet’s Membership Coordinator Laprecious Blakely at Laprecious@trailnet.org or 314-297-0061

More opportunities with Trailnet

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Trailnet

Location:

317 N. 11th St., Suite 302, Saint Louis, MO 63101, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life.

Description

For more than 32 years, Trailnet has brought together friends, organizations and people from many communities to create positive change in the St. Louis bi-state region by encouraging healthy, active living. Trailnet works to improve the quality of life for our families, neighbors, and communities. Our work and our partnerships directly impact local citizens, schools, businesses, communities, and nonprofit agencies throughout our region.

Trailnet pursues it's mission through community planning, advocacy, education and encouragement programs. We work with municipalities and neighborhood partners to identify and implement solutions to slow traffic and ensure streets are safe for all. We play a leading role in organizing a state-wide effort to advocate for legislation to ban distracted driving. We push for infrastructure improvements that protect people on bikes, walking or using mobility devices. We teach adults and kids practical bike skills.

Trailnet also hosts biking events for diverse groups of people looking to lead healthier and more active lives. Our rides include Trailnet Classics and Community Rides. The Trailnet Classics are unique, supported, and community-focused multi-distance bike rides for people of all comfort levels. Trailnet Community Rides are your chance to explore the region and connect with the stories and history that formed our community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Louis, MO 63101

(38.63054,-90.19283)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Acquisition
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend at least 2 community events throughout the year
  • Transport up to 25 lbs. of tabling or outreach materials to events

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