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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Candidates Sought for Active Transportation Alliance Volunteer Ambassador Corps

The Active Transportation Alliance is looking for individuals to serve as members of our new Volunteer Ambassadors Corps. We are currently seeking individuals from the North, West and South suburban communities as well as within the city of Chicago. This is an exciting opportunities to participate in our work at a whole new level and is exclusively available to Active Trans. Members. Volunteer will be trained to assist our education and membership efforts through three main activities:

1. Conducting “Learn to Ride” events within your community, during which Volunteer Ambassadors will use a simple and proven method to teach children shed their training wheels (or better yet forego them altogether) and master riding two wheels. That’s right, you will literally be teaching children how to ride a bike!!
2. Serving as support staff for “bicycle rodeos”, or bicycle skills courses wherein children ages 7-10 will have the opportunity to practice important bike riding skills such as proper helmet use, signaling, and basic bike handling skills.
3. Tabling at your community events to better inform your neighbors about how to safely engage in active transportation and to provide information about us, our work and how they can become a member.

Volunteer Ambassadors will be required to attend a daylong training session in May to be held either May 8 or the 16. Volunteer Ambassadors will be expected to work with other ambassadors and members of your surrounding communities to host and conduct at least one “Learn to Ride” event within in your region (North, West, South or City) per month during the summer months with which we will provide assistance in organization and publicity. All volunteer Ambassadors must be Active Transportation Alliance members. If interested please send your questions to our Education Specialist Jason Jenkins at jason@activetrans.org.
 

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