Depave is largely a volunteer-driven effort and is lucky to have many dedicated folks working on projects, education, policy, and fundraising. There are many ways you can contribute to the success of Depave events as well as the long term progress of the organization.
Our depavings, during the summer through fall, could not happen without the support of our volunteers. These community events are a fun way to take part in transforming a space for the better. You don’t need any special training, tools or gear — just bring yourself, your muscles and teamwork.
Event volunteer opportunities (other than ripping up pavement) include: Festivity coordination, First aid/safety, Food/donation coordination, Registration, Photo/videography.
For general news about upcoming events, please sign up for the Depave Newsletter here.
"I first volunteered at a depave of Mosi Architecture's parking lot back in 2009 and haven't looked back since. From the very beginning, I have been struck by the way total strangers come together at the events, united by a common cause to better our community spaces. Forget an ice-breaker, pavement smashing allows people to quickly begin interacting with each other, at first pragmatically and soon thereafter more warmly, humorously and compassionately ... " See Other Volunteers