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(April 20, 2015) Do you like to engage with the public? Are you moved by transportation? (Yes, pun intended…) Then consider becoming an Active Transportation Ambassador. Ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Bureau of Transportation and share information and resources about how to get around Portland. Pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit riders alike share our roadways every day. Ambassadors advocate for all road users to travel together safely and courteously.
There are numerous kinds of volunteer opportunities for Ambassadors, from tabling at public events like farmers markets and neighborhood street fairs, to assisting with guided walks and bike rides. Ambassadors also help out at active transportation classes and workshops, during Sunday Parkways, and for bike and pedestrian counts. Ambassadors are expected to commit to volunteering at a minimum of 2 events during the 2015 season.
If becoming an Ambassador sounds like just your thing, fill out this application by Monday, April 27th. Selected applicants will be invited to a two hour training on Thursday, May 7th from 6-8pm. Want more information? Contact Sarah.Goforth@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-9863.