Overview of Volunteer Opportunities:
After-School Program Volunteers: Drop-in or commit regularly to a three-hour session assisting young people in the Earn-a-Bike program, which teaches bike repair skills, community service concepts, respectful work habits, safe cycling skills, and healthy fun. Training in basic bicycle repair skills and effective mentoring practices will be provided. No mechanics experience neccessary!
Bicycle Donations Coordinator: Supervise the use of the bike shop by members during the after-school time, 2-5pm, M-F. Solicit and arrange for delivery of donated bicycles and parts. Evaluate and arrange the donated bikes for storage for the various Community Bicycle Center programs.
Board Members: Lead the CBC's sustainability, growth, and mission effectiveness.
Cycling Team Mentors: Join our youth/adult Charity Cycling Team and ride in the Trek Across Maine for the American Lung Association of New England. We need mentors to train, fundraise, and cycle along with youth cyclists in the Trek.
Development Committee Member: Participate in either the special events committee or annual appeal committee. Assist in designing event, donor solicitation, design and committee action plan.
Gifts-in-Kind Coordinator: Develop and maintain relationships with gifts-in-kind donors (good and services) from the local, national, and international business community for tools, parts, supplies, and bicycle clothing. Keep donors/sponsors informed about the programs and the use of their products. Draft thank you letters.
Research for Grant Writing, Sponsorship: Perform background research for staff workers to write grants and investigate additional commercial sponsorship possibilities. This position offers flexibility in time and location.
Surveying: Coordinate and provide opportunities for volunteers to give feedback on performance of services with the Community Bicycle Center. One major means of gaining this information is through online surveys.
Your Interests: There are opportunities for additional programming mapped around your interests. If you have an idea about incorporating bikes/bicycling, discuss it with us!
For more information, please contact Andrew by calling 282-9700 or emailing