Open Norfolk

Welcome to OpenNorfolk!


OpenNorfolk is a boots-on-the-ground community assistance program that is helping local businesses open safely under The Governor’s Phase 1-3 Guidelines. In Phase 3, OpenNorfolk will continue to assist local businesses while focusing on neighborhoods and communities, aiming to fill needs for outdoor programming, safe places for families and kids, and community activation. The program will provide temporary, flexible Neighborhood Spots that ensure that the communities in which they are built can deliver their vision for a safe, healthy, educational summer pop-up park.

This is a city-wide effort that requires lots of help! We need volunteers for OpenNorfolk to help bring the visions to life by assisting with building, assembly, and construction of the Neighborhood Spots. Volunteers can opt to work in their own section of the city or in another neighborhood. We are seeking volunteers in two (2) different locations each day, for five (5) days, in two-hour (2 hr) shifts.


  • Monday, June 29, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 30, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 01, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, July 02, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, July 03, 10:00am-4:00pm


Five Points: Corner of Sewells Point Rd & Bland St. (approximately 6123 Sewells Point Road.

Broad Creek: Corner of E. Princess Anne Rd. & Roberts Rd. (approximately 1200 Roberts Rd.)

Parking is available at each location. Please report to the Volunteer Tent for check-in and task assignments.

Monday — Friday: Five Points

Tuesday — Friday: Broad Creek


All volunteers must be 18 and over.


Please bring your own mask and gloves. If you are unable to provide your own, we will provide them. You must stay 6 feet away from other volunteers, staff and team captains. 

Please be advised that by signing up for a slot, you agree to the conditions of the Waiver.


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Additional Resources

Job Opportunities

Neighborhood Spots:

Request Form

Press Releases



Outdoor Spaces - Phase 3

Economic Disaster Assistance Grant

Round Two of application intake will take place from June 12, 2020 to June 19, 2020. Required documentation for application submission is available here

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