Hastings Elementary, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board is piloting a School Street to better understand if it can improve safety, encourage active travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A School Street encourages and enables active travel, by opening a car-free block (Franklin) beside a school to walking, biking, and rolling during pick-up/drop-off. No motor vehicles will be permitted to enter or exit, but vehicles may remain parked while the School Street is in effect.
To make this pilot possible, volunteer ‘School Street Coaches’ are needed! As a School Street Coach you will be responsible for setting up, taking down and monitoring the School Street barriers during drop-off and pick-up (Shift will be approximately 40 minutes total). The School Street Coaches will receive instruction prior to their shifts and there will be a volunteer training session. There will also be prizes for volunteers who commit to the full month (2 shifts weekly).
To sign up for a volunteer shift please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: volunteersignup.org/JWJYE
Once you have signed up, a volunteer instruction booklet will be provided. A volunteer training session will also be held on April 6th (6:30-7:30pm) by the City of Vancouver and School Volunteer Coordinator.
For any questions about the volunteer role, please reach out to the School Street Coach Coordinator: Thea Wilson, email@example.com
See Related Links and Resources for information regarding the Hastings Elementary School Street Pilot.
Information for prospective volunteers is in the School Streets Email for Parents document under Resources.
Translated versions of the School Streets Email for Parents document are under Resources.