The current School Street program requires volunteers to set up sawhorse barriers and orange cones at either end of the street and supervise the street to make sure that drivers don’t enter or exit the street. A coordinator is also required to recruit and schedule volunteers, liaise with the CoV and VSB and always be available as the “volunteer of last resort” if there are not enough volunteers to cover a shift.
The goal of Roberts PAC has always been permanent infrastructure rather than an ongoing volunteer burden. Very few parents, especially parents of younger students, have the time and flexibility to volunteer and it’s been difficult to recruit many volunteers from the wider community.
We gratefully live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.