We’re always looking for people interested in learning more about safe streets for all. There are lots of ways to help Alexandria Families For Safe Streets.  Why volunteer with AFSS?

The Cause: As a volunteer, you’ll be positively affecting and promoting safe streets for all including children, seniors, and the disabled.

Learn new useful skills: No experience is necessary, and you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule permits.  We train all of our volunteers and will help get you involved in areas you may be interested in.  See list below.  You’ll learn valuable skills you can apply in other career fields. You will meet leaders in the safe streets network and in our local communities.  No other benefits are bestowed in exchange for your volunteer work other than the joy of giving to an organization that supports safe streets for all people.  

Become part of an organization of concerned citizens: Alexandria Families For Safe Streets is a forum for people who are concerned about pedestrian safety within our community. We’re an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that spends 100% of our time and resources advancing and promoting smart mobility in our region.  We celebrate our work through weekend outreach events, group walks, as well as educational and social activities, 

The following roles describe responsibilities  No experience is necessary, we’ll provide training.  To further discuss, please contact Spokesperson@ALXFFSS.org.  Have any other ideas about ways you can help?  Just let us know!

  • Public Outreach

    November 22, 2019 at 4:52 pm
      • Coordinate Event Planning
      • Write letters to local media like ALXnow, Zebra, Gazette, and Alexandria Times
      • Serve as an event volunteer (e.g., Walk to School, Halloween event, Farmer’s Markets) to distribute information about AFSS
      • Recruit and/or mentor new volunteers
      • Meet with local business and government leaders to plan joint events
  • Marketing

    August 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm
      • Assist in collecting content for newsletter as well as website and social media platforms
      • Create and maintain e-Newsletter
      • Promote special events like group walks, meetings and socials
      • Maintain the Retention Strategy (e.g. recognizing and rewarding volunteers)
  • Social Media and Web

    August 16, 2019 at 3:23 pm
      • Help publicize Alexandria Safe Streets accomplishments and events digitally
      • Assist in posting and updating stories and threads about AFSS regularly 
      • Develop and mine channels as well as track analytics
      • Integrate social media with other volunteer functions
  • Education

    August 16, 2019 at 3:24 pm
      • Coordinate/schedule AFSS resources with Alexandria City Public Schools and local PTAs 
      • Research and evaluate K – 12 Materials supporting Pedestrian Safety
      • Help present Safe Street programs to K – 12 students
  • Government Outreach

    August 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm
      • Research local issues related to street safety and update leadership team
      • Research local legislators and contact legislators
      • Network with like-minded voluntary groups in region
      • Volunteer to visit state legislature and advocate for safe streets
  • Fund Raising

    August 16, 2019 at 3:27 pm
      • Research grant opportunities
      • Assist in writing and editing grant applications
      • Develop and Tend network affiliations with local businesses

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