Volunteers needed to conduct Safe Routes to School assessments

SVBC and Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN) of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department are looking for volunteers to help evaluate and assess motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycling behaviors in elementary and middle schools throughout Santa Clara County. These assessments will be conducted during the 2011/2012 school year.

As part of the Safe Routes to School assessment volunteers will complete data collection forms for the walkability/bikeability assessment for 30 schools throughout Santa Clara County, as assigned. Walkability/bikeability assessments, as well as surveys, will be administered at project schools to determine baseline levels and changes in travel behaviors. Each school site assessment will consist of 2-3 morning observations, usually (weather permitting) during the same week.

It is a very simple and easy task that will be explained the morning of the event. There are multiple volunteer opportunities that only take about an hour to 1 1/2 hours to complete (per day).

This would be a great opportunity for students who are looking to complete volunteer hours or community members who are interested in helping out schools in their own neighborhoods.

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Jason Gubuan via email at heath-jason.gubuan@phd.sccgov.org.

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