Ways to Get Involved

Community involvement in Old San Rafael has gained momentum in 2018 and we want to keep it going! We need more volunteers to ensure the policies we're influencing get the attention they deserve and events we're hosting offer high-quality and meaningful interactions. Take a look at the ways you can help below and then send us a note to let us know how you'd like to be involved.

JOIN THE BOARD OR A COMMITTEE
OSRNO is run by volunteers and its success is dependent on the generous time of our neighbors. Board positions open up often and there are several active Committees that need more support (see descriptions below). Contact Board President Reid Reynolds for general information or questions.

Parking: led by neighbor James Waddell
As Curtis Park and other areas of Five Points implement restricted parking and residential parking permits, and as we experience more commuter and visitor traffic, neighbors in Old San Rafael who rely on street parking are feeling the pressure. The Parking Committee will learn from Curtis Park's multi-year process, examine options offered by the City and ultimately make recommendations to the Board. Email James if you're interested in joining or learning more.

Block Party: led by Board member Cari Frank
Old San Rafael, and all of Five Points, is experiencing rapid change in demographics, economics and amenities, leaving many feeling that they no longer recognize the neighborhood they call home. Our Block Party will bring together neighbors old and new because the better acquainted we are with one another, the stronger the team we can build to solve problems as they arise. This will be a fun social event with live music, foods trucks and activities for all ages. See below on how to get involved in the Block Party.

Home Tour: led by Board member Nadia Gedeon
One of our neighborhood's best assets is the history, architecture and stories of the homes and structures. OSRNO used to host an annual home tour, but it lost steam over the past several years. We have a team in place to bring back this popular event and make it even better than previous ones. We'll sell tickets for the home tour, which will draw architecture enthusiasts from all over Denver, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Impact Humanity store on Welton Street.

Communications: led by Board member Sara O'Keefe
With all the rapid change, new events and organizations seeking public input, we can't keep up! Yet, communications is one of our top goals and priorities as a Board. We rely on this website, an email list, a Facebook group and Nextdoor to get the word out on a regular basis. For meetings and events, we flyer the neighborhood. But we always need more help and are open to new ideas. Email Sara if you're interested in helping with communications and/or marketing.

VOLUNTEER FOR THE BLOCK PARTY

We need people to help setup and cleanup, check IDs, serve beer, be neighborhood ambassadors during the event and much more! We're also looking for neighbors with special talents, such as face painting, chalk art or balloon artistry, to provide some fun for the kiddos at this party. Finally, we need tents, tables, coolers and chairs so we don't have to purchase them. If you can help in any way, please fill out this form.

DONATE

We are a nonprofit organization and much of what we do is based on donated time and money from Board members, or funds we can raise for specific events. The Home Tour is currently seeking sponsorships. If you can help, please contact Nadia Gedeon.