We’re always looking for people interested in learning more about safe streets for all. There are lots of ways to help Arlington Families For Safe Streets.  Why volunteer with us?

The Cause: As a volunteer, you’ll be positively affecting and promoting safe streets for all including children, seniors, and the disabled.

Learn new useful skills: No experience is necessary, and you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule permits.  We train all of our volunteers and will help get you involved in areas you may be interested in.  See list below.  You’ll learn valuable skills you can apply in other career fields. You will meet leaders in the safe streets network and in our local communities.  No other benefits are bestowed in exchange for your volunteer work other than the joy of giving to an organization that supports safe streets for all people.  

Become part of an organization of concerned citizens: Arlington Families For Safe Streets is a forum for people who are concerned about pedestrian and bicyclist safety within our community. We’re an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that spends 100% of our time and resources advancing and promoting smart mobility in our region.  We celebrate our work through weekend outreach events, group walks, as well as educational and social activities. 

The following roles describe responsibilities  No experience is necessary, we’ll provide training.  To further discuss, please contact arlington@novafss.org. Have any other ideas about ways you can help?  Just let us know!

  • Public Outreach

    July 28, 2020 at 10:51 am
      • Coordinate Event Planning
      • Write letters to local media like the Arlington Connection, Arlington Sun-Gazette, and El Tiempo Latino 
      • Serve as an event volunteer (e.g., Walk to School, Halloween events, Farmer’s Markets) to distribute information about Arlington FSS
      • Recruit and/or mentor new volunteers
      • Meet with local business and government leaders to plan joint events
  • Marketing

    August 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm
      • Assist in collecting content for newsletter as well as Letters to the Editors
      • Help keep website and social media platforms up to date
      • Create and maintain e-Newsletter
      • Promote special events like group walks, meetings and socials
      • Maintain the Retention Strategy (e.g. recognizing and rewarding volunteers)
  • Social Media and Web

    August 30, 2020 at 12:52 pm
      • Help publicize Arlington Safe Streets accomplishments and events digitally
      • Assist in posting and updating stories and threads about Arlington FSS regularly
      • Contribute social media post regarding regional street safety issues for our “NOVA” FSS affiliated chapters in Alexandria & Fairfax 
      • Develop and mine media channels as well as track analytics
      • Integrate social media with other volunteer functions
  • Education

    August 30, 2020 at 12:55 pm
      • Coordinate/schedule Arlington FSS resources with Arlington Public Schools and local PTAs 
      • Research and evaluate K – 12 Materials supporting Pedestrian Safety
      • Help present Safe Street programs to K – 12 students at Arlington Public Schools and other Arlington based schools
  • Government Outreach

    August 30, 2020 at 8:58 pm
      • Research local issues related to street safety and update leadership team
      • Research local legislators and contact legislators
      • Network with like-minded voluntary groups in region
      • Volunteer to visit state legislators and advocate for safe streets
  • Fund Raising

    August 30, 2020 at 8:57 pm
      • Research grant opportunities
      • Assist in writing and editing grant applications
      • Develop and attend network affiliations with local businesses

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