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 travel in NYC 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 other 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, please email volunteer@rightrides.org.


Subway Safety Outreach Day 2010-Present: in conjunction with New Yorkers for Safe Transit, street teams distributed 5,000+ safety informational brochures to combat gender-based violence in mass transit. If you would like to help with this in particular, please email info@nyfst.org

Safety Dance 2009: Street Teams conducted tabling outreach at Brooklyn’s popular queer party That’s My Jam regarding our programs and volunteering opportunities.

Gender Equity Festival 2008: RightRides handed out information at Girls for Gender Equity’s annual festival in Brooklyn’s Von King Park.

Bronx Pride 2007: Street Teams handed out hundreds of flyers and signed up interested volunteers to help make RightRides possible.

Brooklyn Take Action! Block Party 2006: RightRides and Find Your Light Outreach co-hosted a block party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to raise awareness during V-Day’s city wide campaign, Until the Violence Stops: NYC. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.  The NYC campaign was a huge success, reaching 8 million people who heard and saw the message that ending violence against women and girls is possible.  As a community sponsor, our block party was a packed day of bands, performers, street theater, young poets and live street art.

Brooklyn Pride 2006: We handed out nearly 1,000 flyers and dispatch cards during Brooklyn Pride for the RightRides program.

Williamsburg Bike Festival 2005The 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.

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 about the RightRides program.