We are trying out the my hands and heart platform for sign ups, which has been developed to streamline volunteering and measure social impact.
Open Streets rely heavily on volunteers. This team will be tasked with recruiting, managing and motivating individuals who join the Open Streets family. This will include volunteers who want to help run activities on the day as well as those willing and able to provide professional support (i.e. communications, marketing, research, etc.) before and after. This team will also help coordinate marshals who control intersections on the day.
Team leader will be someone with existing networks and experience managing people.
Event Permit & Operations
To carry out Open Streets, the City requires a comprehensive permit. This team will help complete the different requirements and will help in streamlining the process so that communities can use this information for future Open Streets days. This team will also be tasked with operationalising the permit; in other words ensuring there is a clear implementation plan for the day
Team leader will be someone with experience in events management and/or logistics.
Getting residents on board is paramount to the sustainability of the programme. This team will spearhead the series of community planning meetings and will help to collect input from both individuals and organisations based in the area. It will be the hub for key partnerships. It will also explore opportunities to bring Open Streets to communities that are not directly affected on the day of the event.
Team leader will be someone based in the Southern Peninsula with an understanding of local dynamics and with an interest in bridging social /community divides.
Open Streets attracts a wide range of individuals and we want to encourage the use of the street for a variety of activities. This group will be tasked with recording, helping plan and manage activities on the day. It will help strike a balance between the organic dynamic of people using street space and the organisation of well-designed and balanced activities.
Team leader will help organise information and provide input in how to best balance different types of activities.
Getting the word out and media coverage will be key in ensuring success for Open Streets. This team will coordinate the dissemination of information and will help to get media coverage.
Team leader will ideally have a direct link to a communications platform.
This year a new market component is introduced which will enable small businesses and food stands to partake in and benefit from Open Streets. This team will outline a policy to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed and that profits benefit the sustainability of Open Streets in the community.
Team leader will be someone with direct experience in local markets.
Getting people out of their cars and onto NMT and/or public transport is a key goal of Open Streets. This team will work on delivering the message in an effective manner so that everyone uses public transport to get to the event. It will also engage transport service providers, including pedicabs and other innovative forms of transport to participate.
Team leader will be someone involved in lobbying for better public transport in the city.
Documenting and assessing the impact of Open Streets is of key importance and this team will be responsible for capturing data through surveys and then organising this data so that it can be used long term to assess impact.
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