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
Subway Safety Outreach Day 2010: in conjunction with New Yorkers for Safe Transit, street teams distributed nearly 1,000 safety informational brochures to combat gender-based violence in mass transit.
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
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
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
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 about the RightRides program.