What are the RightRides Street Teams?
Our biggest need (next to Drivers and Navigators) is organizing volunteers who are able to distribute flyers, posters, and dispatch cards throughout our service areas. Street Teams are the direct link between the services we provide and ensuring that people are aware, empowered and get home safely!
We have Street Team campaigns year-round (approximately every four-six weeks), but especially right before and during expansion to new service areas. We also provide information about our service and programs during community events like the ones listed below.
We need your help spreading the word and reaching out to new neighborhoods! Street Teams also let people know of fundraising events plus related RightRides partnerships and activities.
All it takes to be part of a Street Team is just a few hours per campaign. Plus it’s a great way to explore the city, help table a fun event, team up with a friend (or meet new people), and spread the word about a great community organization.
If you can help us get the word out,
PAST STREET TEAM EVENTS
Williamsburg Bike Festival 2005: The City Reliquary invited RightRides to have a table at the first annual Bike Festival in Williamsburg. RightRides Street Teams helped solicit volunteers to join the Bike Patrols. This all-day, block-party event was a lot of fun!
V-Day Fair 2005: RightRides handed out information at the V-Day fair at Hunter College. V-Day is an awareness-raising event started by Eve Ensler and is currently hosted world-wide. The Hunter College event attracted thousands of students who picked up anti-violence literature from NYC’s women’s and anti-violence organizations, watched performance art pieces addressing the theme, and celebrated women’s rights.
Halloween 2004: RightRides co-founder Consuelo Ruybal constructed cars from cardboard and along with co-founder Oraia and a group of Street Team volunteers, who dressed up as the cast from “Grease” and marched in the NYC Halloween parade. Together they tossed over 1,000 pieces of candy with an informational sticker on the back to parade-goers. Check out the pictures of the construction of the cars and the parade!
LadyFest*East 2004: RightRides participated in the music festival celebrating women performers in October 2004. Street Team volunteers helped distribute information at the LadyFest*East concerts and the service helped drive festival goers home.