The Safe Lane Coalition needs your help to eliminate severe and fatal crashes in Lane County. The Coalition relies on volunteers to help us with mission to make our roads safer for all users. We have a variety of ways for community members to get involved, by talking with bars and restaurants managers, to leading safety initiatives in your community, there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
Get a Ride Advocate
The Safe Lane Transportation Coalition is asking you to join the “Get a Ride” campaign. The campaign reinforcing our community's expectation that alcohol should be consumed in a responsible manner and remind everybody there are plenty of options for getting home safely. We are looking for advocates to go out to establishments that serve alcohol and highlight how joining the Get a Ride Campaign and Alcohol Awareness can benefit their business. (Short Term Volunteer Opportunity)
Transportation Safety Champions
We need community partners to lead safety efforts in their communities. If you are willing to lead safety initiatives in your community, please consider becoming a Transportation Safety Champion. A Transportation Safety Champion is Safe Lane Coalition’s main contact in a community and it is how we provide state, county and local safety information and events directly to a community. (Longer Term Volunteer Opportunity)
Safe Lane Coalition Meetings
The Safe Lane Coalition meets once a month. It is an opportunity for Safe Lane Coalition members to come together and discuss the direction and work plan for the Coalition.
Meeting is open to the public. We highly encourage anybody that is interested in transportation safety to attend the meeting. The meeting is held on the fourth Thursday of every month and is located in the Buford Room, 859 Willamette St, Suit 500, Eugene, Oregon 97401.
Walking School Bus Volunteer
Help support or start a Walking School Bus at your neighborhood school. These chaperoned walks to school give students without bus service a safe and fun way to walk to school with their friends. Volunteers walk a route weekly (or daily) stopping at designated stops at specific times collecting students on the way to school.
Bike Safety Education Volunteer
After the first eight or nine days of Bike Safety Education class, students go on a community ride where they get to integrate all of the skills they learned. Volunteers help support the instructors and classroom teachers by biking the route and monitoring conflict zones (i.e. intersections) throughout the ride.
Safe Routes To School Event Volunteer
Throughout the year, the Safe Routes staff organize dozens of events where students learn safety skills, enjoy activities, and build community. This includes Bike Rodeo’s, Blender Bike events, Walk and Roll Challenge Months, and much more! Volunteers help with facilitating activities and creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere.