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Safe Routes to School needs teachers, staff, parents, and others to help champion walking and bicycling!  There are several ways you can get involved at your school and make a different.

  • Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays: These weekly events are highly visible and a lot of fun for everyone.  Volunteers at each and every school are a smiling face greeting parents and students as they arrive by handing out stickers and prizes, giving high-fives, and being enthusiastic about making healthy choices.
  • Special Events: In addition to our weekly events, Safe Routes to School hosts events such as Bike to School Day (April) and the annual International Walk and Bike to School Day (October).  These events are similar to Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, but often include extra opportunities for volunteers. 
  • Data Collection: Volunteer to conduct a site audit of a school's walking and biking environment. These site audits inform Safe Routes to School of the traffic dangers and safety hazards around schools which stand as barriers to safe commuting. This will enable the Safe Routes program to respond more effectively with capital improvement projects.
  • Education Outreach: Help teach children the valuable skills and necessary information needed to be safe while walking and biking to school.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Nancy Nichols, the Fort Collins Safe Routes to School coordinator at 970-416-2357 or . Also, make sure you sign up with the PSD Partnership Center at psdschools.org/programs/partnershipcenter and select “Safe Routes to School” as one of your activities.

Our community volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we appreciate everyone who donates their time and services towards making Fort Collins even more walking and biking friendly!