Team Member Job Description

Volunteer team member of the National Street Service

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 1
Project Begins: Monday, March 12
Project Ends: Friday, May 14

 

About National Street Service

Established in 2017 with a pilot in San Francisco, the National Street Service (NSS) is expanding to Boise and Philadelphia for a 5-month immersive city-wide program.

The National Street Service (www.nationalstreetservice.org) works across neighborhoods, generations, cultures, and city lines to celebrate the people, places, and moments that make our streets so valuable. We honor the soul of our cities by working with everyday people to make streets better places for everyone. The National Street Service is an initiative of Ford’s Greenfield Labs in collaboration with Gehl.

 

Position Summary

We are inviting YOU to become part of the National Street Service. We are seeking 30 volunteers for a 10-week citywide project in both Boise and Philadelphia. Volunteers will have flexible assignments totaling approximately four hours of work per week, with a stipend of $15/hour. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

This program is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to make streets better for their community. During the program, you will observe and explore your street, create opportunities to help others reimagine what the street is for, physically transform your streets, and collaborate across neighborhoods on projects to make streets welcoming for everyone.

You get a toolkit that will help you discover and explore your streets and connect with your neighbors and people across your city. You’ll learn new ways of telling stories and communicating what you value in your city. You’ll build social capital and you’ll earn some money too! Your fellow participants will be anyone from the mayor to a street engineer to a new neighbor to a firefighter. You’ll also work closely with team members from Ford and the urban design firm, Gehl.

The NSS program is organized in three phases. In the first phase you will participate in simple day-by-day steps to identify things you love and things you want to change in your street. In the second phase you will cultivate a sense of belonging and power in the street through small projects you design, funded by the NSS. And, in the third phase you will collaborate in groups on a larger street transformation.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Communicate with the city lead in a timely manner through text messages or email - Manage short daily tasks independently and reliably
  • Make thoughtful observations of your street
  • Meet fellow volunteers and work together to create projects
  • Attend 3 National Street Service summits in your city - Have fun!

 

To apply, visit https://goo.gl/forms/i8hQQB6ncDsgseZx2

For questions, email Kelly at kelly@gehlpeople.com

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 1