Volunteer

How to Get Started

Bike Kitchen volunteers learn new skills while getting satisfaction from rescuing bicycles from the trash and transforming them into a sustainable form of transportation for those in need. We get to work with youth and have a positive impact on the neighborhood. That’s pretty awesome.

Whether you want to learn mechanic skills, cycling skills or help advocate for safer streets, we offer a variety of volunteer support opportunities:

 

Bike Shop Operations – learn new skills and work with our bike mechanics, help with sales and inventory, greet people when they come in and introduce them to what we do, help ensure benches are cleaned, tools organized

 

Cycling Instructors Sign up for one of our Cycle Smart cycling classes and become a local ride leader or cycling instructor, assist at one of our childrens’ bike rodeos

 

Communications use your graphic design and photography skills to visualize information; write reports, local cycling stories, cycling news updates, newsletter content, data analysis; help us grow our following on social media

 

Grant Writing and Fundraising – identify funding sources and draft grants, build partnerships, organize a fundraisers, execute a fundraising strategy 

 

Community Engagement – participate in a bike valet or festival, provide outreach to high schools, the College and University, community organizations, clubs, and other non-profits

 

If volunteering with us sounds like an opportunity you’d like to explore, contact us at info@bikewindsoressex.com and let us know you’re interested. Learn more at one of our community meetings.

Students! We offer Community Service Hours and Co-op Placements for High School students. We provide fun opportunities to complete your volunteer hours and we welcome St. Clair College and University of Windsor students for co-op education placements. For more information drop by the Bike Hub or email us.

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How do I know if I’m volunteer material?

Do you want to share your love of cycling with others? Are you excited about meeting new friends, and working with other Windsor and Essex County cyclists to support safer streets? If this sounds like you, let us know!

Some of the opportunities we had for 2017 included:

  • Helping run our free bike parking valets at special events like Art-in-the-Park, CornFest and others,
  • Hanging out at events like Earth Day, Open Streets, the Downtown Farmers Market with other cycling advocates where we chat with cyclists about safety and rules of the road and give away bike maps and other cycling related information,
  • Helping out with our website, data management, membership management, and
  • Participating in our wrench-up and cycle smart classes at a special rate as well as a deal to use our DIY wrenching space.