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VOLUNTEERS

Read the descriptions of volunteer roles below:

DESCRIPTIONS OF VOLUNTEER ROLES

 

Block Captains:

Block Captains are community members working blocks at or near their homes. They will be trusted members of the community who will assist in recruiting staff in their area for the day of the event. They will supervise the Roving Cyclists; Barricade Attendants and Intersection Monitors and Survey Takers and generally oversee spaces on their route for concerns that arise. They will act as Information Officers for their neighborhood. They will report to an Event Organizer.

 

There will be teams of approximately four block captains for every five blocks of the route. The sections will break down roughly into Springwood Avenue: Borden to Memorial; Springwood/Lake/Bond: Memorial to Cookman; Cookman Avenue: Bond to Grand; Bond Avenue: Cookman to Liberty Square; Bond Avenue: Liberty Square to 5th Avenue; Fifth Avenue: Bond to Ocean.

 

The Block Captains will be trained to understand the goals and objectives of the event. They will have a map of the event and the different activities/times/locations during the event. They will interact with event participants, making connections with those who live in their area.

 

Block Captains will meet and train with those who will be staffing the barricades and intersections. They will provide “biological breaks” for this staff and for other Captains.

 

Skills needed:

  • Ability to understand and positively articulate the goals and objectives of the event

  • Ability to attend training sessions and activities

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Ability to survey and address multiple situations at the same time.

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations

  • General knowledge of the neighborhood where they are stationed (who, where, other resources)

 

Recognition and rewards:

  • T-Shirt that identifies them as a Block Captain

  • Certificate for participation delivered at a Volunteer Recognition event

 

Barricade Attendants:

The attendants will remain at the barricade for which they are responsible to prevent traffic from entering the route and to help keep participants in the street during the event. They will report directly to the Block Captains.

 

Skills needed:

  • Ability to attend training by Block Captains the day of the event

  • Ability to remain in place during their shift

  • Ability to communicate respectfully with diverse populations

  • Ability to recognize and report dangerous situations

 

Reward and Recognitions:

  • T-Shirt that identifies them with their corporation or block

  • Certificate for participation delivered at a Volunteer Recognition event

 

 

Roving Cyclists:

The Roving Cyclists will move throughout two sections on the date of the event. They will promote cycling as a mode of transportation in Asbury Park. They will interact with others on the route promoting safe cycling information, particularly to children. They will guide participants to move from sidewalks into the streets and back onto the sidewalks as the event ends. They will direct other cyclists to repair and information stations. They will be available for providing “biological breaks” for others as needed. They will be cross-trained and report to and resource the Block Captains.

 

Skills needed:

  • Ability to attend training sessions

  • Knowledge of Bike Safety

  • Knowledge of resources available to cyclists in Asbury Park

  • Ability to cycle safely with pedestrians and cyclists in their section

  • Ability to work as a team

  • Ability to positively and patiently interact with children

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations

 

Recognition and rewards:

  • T-shirt that identifies them as a Roving Cyclist

  • Certificate for participation delivered at a Volunteer Recognition event

 

 

Intersection Monitors:

The Intersection Monitors will assist participants in safely navigating the major intersections on the route. They will educate participants in safe crossing policies

 

The main intersections include: Springwood and Borden; Springwood and Memorial; Springwood and Main; Lake and Bond; Cookman/Mattison/Emory; Grand Avenue and 5th and 5th and Ocean.

 

Recognition and rewards:

  • T-shirt for event participation (they should wear identifying uniforms during the event)

  • Certificate of participation for their department

 

 

Evaluators:

Evaluators will move in groups of four throughout the event to survey participants. They will be given electronic media to record survey responses. They will provide those surveyed with bracelets so they will not be surveyed again. They will report to Event Organizers and Block Captains

 

Skills needed:

  • Ability to work in small groups without conflict

  • Ability to follow directions of Event Organizers and Block Captains

  • Ability to use and care for equipment

  • Ability to attend a training session before their shift.

 

Recognition and Reward

  • T-shirt for event participation (they should wear identifying uniforms during the event)

  • Certificate for participation delivered at a Volunteer Recognition event

 

 

Set-up and Take-down Team:

Two crews, preferably of people who are already in relationship as an organization, will meet before or after the event for a briefing with the Event Organizers and Block Captains to completely set up or take down stations along the route.

 

Thank you in advance. You’ll have an important role in this event and we trust in you to make it great. All volunteers are expected to be helpful and make all participants feel welcome. All volunteers are responsible for finding a replacement if you need to step away from your assignment. All volunteers must maintain the cleanliness of their zones throughout the day.

 

Before the event, our team will contact you with more detailed information about your roles.