Volunteers Needed for Open Streets on Aug 23rd


Open Streets is coming to Downtown Minneapolis and we need your help!

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association, along with several fantastic downtown partners (including Downtown Families Minneapolis), is hosting a Kids Zone during Downtown Open Streets on Sunday, August 23rd.   We need volunteers to help make this inaugural event a smashing success!

Contact [email protected] if you would like to volunteer for any of the positions below.


SET UP CREW (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)   (6 volunteers) 

We need folks to unload equipment, set up tents, babysit equipment on the sidewalk and quickly move items into place when the street shuts down to traffic and the event begins at 11:00. It will be part cross-fit and part gentle yoga with some fun “hurry up and wait” thrown in.

AV MASTER (10:30 am – 11:30 am) (1 volunteer)

We need a savvy individual to set up our borrowed sound system.  It will not be TOO complicated.


Have a great kids activity you’d like to bring to the street (an art project, junior-safe cross fit, etc.)?  We will make room for you.

CHALK ARTISTS (10:45 AM – 11:30 AM) (2 to 3 volunteers)

We need folks to mark the ends of the DMNA Kids Zone with fun chalk lettering. No skill needed. If you have mastered the English alphabet and can crouch low enough to draw on the street, you are fully qualified.

CLEAN UP CREW (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)   (6 volunteers)

Sad. The event is over. Now we need help taking down tents and loading equipment into the moving van. See you next year!