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Experienced communications writer needed for national youth bicycling organization

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Trips for Kids - National

  • 4 people are interested

Trips for Kids is in need of a communication writer to assist with articles for our newsletter, press releases and/or website content. This volunteer would be an important member of our Trips for Kids family as you will be assisting us in our messaging. Depending on the volunteer's level of interest and available time, this person may also help in identifying appropriate topics and take part in chapter interviews to help with content for articles. We would like assistance with at least two articles each month. If volunteer can help with more, we would welcome the support.

We are a nonprofit youth development organization that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for change in kids' lives through our trail rides in natural areas and earn-a-bike workshops. Trips for Kids began in 1988 as a single bike ride with kids from low-income neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has grown organically to a vast network of chapters throughout the US and Canada. In 2017 we launched a new national umbrella organization to coach and guide local leaders, build new chapters and grow the movement to get kids active and healthy and off of the couch!
We are a small team of two so know that YOUR help WILL make a huge impact for us and your support will be appreciated. Thank you!

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About Trips for Kids - National

Location:

P.O. Box 5007, Novato, CA 94948, US

Mission Statement

To provide transformative cycling experiences through a network of chapters that promote healthy, recreational lifestyles, environmental awareness, and personal empowerment for young people of all communities, especially those most in need.

Description

Kids and nature. Kids and bikes. What is more natural than getting a kid on a bike? Bicycling can be a horizon-expanding experience for a kid, giving a sense of wonder, independence, achievement and fun!

Trips for Kids is the nation’s largest youth development bicycling organization. We have improved the lives of over 230,000 youth through transformative cycling programs since our first small chapter was started by CNN Hero Marilyn Price in 1988. We have since organically grown to a vast network of chapters offering bicycling programs for up to 10,000 youth annually in the US and Canada. Young people aged 10 - 17, mostly underserved, come to us from neighborhoods, schools, agencies and community organizations. Our programs are helping to combat the physical inactivity crisis, promote equitable access to safe places to play and exercise, provide opportunities for physical activity in and out of school, and build self-esteem, personal skills and learn environmental stewardship, thus mentoring youth to achieve better life outcomes. On August 1, 2017, we launched a new national umbrella organization to assist chapters, improve program quality and grow the movement to get more kids on bikes and into nature.

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21

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