(April 5, 2016) The Portland Bureau of Transportation Active Transportation Ambassador Program is an opportunity for volunteers to get hands-on experience with Active Transportation and Safety staff and reach out to Portland residents. Active Transportation Ambassadors represent the Bureau of Transportation and present information to encourage people to use a variety of travel modes to get around Portland. Ambassadors also share safety information and encourage motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users to share the road and travel safely together.In addition to tabling at community events, volunteer activities include assisting with guided walks, bike rides and classes, lending a hand with occasional office tasks and participating in Sunday Parkways. We ask that Ambassadors commit to a minimum of two events during the 2016 event season.
Selected applicants will receive a 1 1/2-hour training on all the information and skills necessary to talk with the public at community events about all transportation options. The training is Tuesday, May 3, 6:00-7:30pm and applications are due Tuesday, April 26. Click here to download the application.
Ambassadors get an inside look at how one of the best bicycling and walking cities in North America gets to be that way. Additionally, Ambassadors receive a personalized name badge, a variety of walking, biking and transit incentives throughout the summer and an opportunity to expand their skills.
Want more information? Contact Sarah Goforth at Sarah.Goforth@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9863.