Safe Routes Ambassadors - Pilot Program 

April - June 2019

Looking for a way to support Safe Routes in your community - and get paid doing it?!
Apply now to be a Safe Routes Ambassador!


What is a Safe Routes Ambassador?

  • As a Safe Routes Ambassador, you will receive a monthly stipend in return for leading and supporting programs, projects, and education in your community about walking and biking.

  • Our ideal Safe Routes Ambassadors are passionate about walking and biking, love getting to know diverse residents in their community, and want to promote physical activity and community connection among their neighbors. Multilingual skills are strongly encouraged but not required.

  • Our pilot phase of the Safe Routes Ambassador program will fund 5-8 Safe Routes Ambassadors for April - June 2019. Pilot ambassadors will build the framework for the future Safe Routes Ambassador program and have the opportunity to continue as an Ambassador after June 2019.

What is the stipend?

  • As a Safe Routes Ambassador, you would receive a monthly stipend of $500 per month for approximately 30-40 hours of work per month.

What programs would I work on?

  • Depending on your interests and the needs you see in your community, you would pick two of the following projects to receive training on to be able to lead on your own in your community:

    • Lead trainings for youth, families, and/or library staff on basic bike repair/maintenance in conjunction with Denver CALC’s bike repair kit in local libraries, schools, and other community destinations.

    • Lead or support a Bike to School Day or similar event at your neighborhood school, which could include bike rodeos, bike trains, or other fun educational events.

    • Lead a regular walk or bike ride in your community with neighbors to encourage active living.

    • Support CALC and WalkDenver projects, including community events, pop-up traffic calming events, volunteer management, or others.

    • Attend community events, resource fairs, school carnivals, parent nights, or other events to provide information about CALC, WalkDenver, and related programs

  • All Safe Routes Ambassadors will also be required to:

    • Attend a biweekly coordination meeting with other Safe Routes Ambassadors

    • Document lessons learned, barriers, successes, and stories, and help finalize the Safe Routes Manual for the next phase of the Safe Routes Ambassador Program.

How do I sign up?

  • Fill out the application form by March 31st to apply.

  • You do not need to submit a resume, just answer the application questions thoughtfully.

  • We will be in touch with candidates the week of April 1st, and plan the first Safe Routes Ambassador coordination meeting and welcome in the first three weeks of April.


Safe Routes Ambassador Requirements:

  • You must physically be able to lead walking/biking programs in your community.

  • You must be flexible to work at times that the community needs - i.e., early morning for walk to school programs, during the school day, and/or evenings/weekends, for approximately 30-40 hours per month in April, May, and June 2019.

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US and able to provide a W-9.

  • Must pass a background check.