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Volunteer Coordinator

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The Bicycle Tree

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Bicycle services are essential, particularly due to the pandemic's impacts on employment and opportunities for healthful activities. The Bicycle Tree provides equitable support to bicyclists and helps create healthy bicycle-friendly communities through activities, advocacy, and education.

We can use the assistance of someone whose focus will relate to managing and updating volunteer documents, reaching out to volunteers, maintaining schedules, and so forth. Some of the current work in this category involves processing existing paperwork. We are likely to have increased needs with this if and when we follow through with moving to a larger location and/or increasing our hours of operation.

A volunteer coordinator should develop an understanding of the Bicycle Tree's operations and needs, and be good at organizing documents and information. Working agreeably with a diverse set of staff and volunteers is required. The coordinator is an important part of maintaining and furthering the Bicycle Tree's commitment to equity and mutual aid as part of creating a healthier society. We're not just a bike shop. Our Volunteer Coordinator must have a good grasp of issues relating to poverty, homelessness, immigration, racism, gender, ecology, and other conditions affecting our world. Some knowledge of bikes is important as well :)

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About The Bicycle Tree

Location:

702 W. 17th St. Unit C, Santa Ana, CA 92706, US

Mission Statement

We equitably support bicyclists and create healthy bicycle-friendly communities through activities, advocacy, and education.

Description

The Bicycle Tree is a nonprofit community bicycle center. We provide affordable resources for people who ride bikes. The COVID-19 pandemic has required that we put many of our programs on hold, please inquire regarding the status of these programs. We typically offer the following programs:

- Maintenance workshops: participants bring their bikes and learn to repair and maintain them, using the facility's tools and equipment and receiving the assistance of mostly volunteer mechanics.

- Wrench and Ride: an eight-week program open to youth ages 12-18 in which participants learn about bicycle maintenance and bike safety. Each student then selects a donated used bike that they overhaul from top to bottom. We go on a bike ride together, and they take their refurbished bike home along with a helmet, lock, and lights.

- Bicycle donations: we refurbish donated used bikes that we then give to low-income individuals in partnership with shelters and programs. A helmet, lock, and lights are included with each bicycle.

- Sales of bikes and parts: We help fund our programs through the sale of donated used bikes and parts and a limited selection of new parts and materials.

- Rides and events: We show art on our walls, hold bike rides, show bike-related movies, and engage in other events to promote bicycling within the communities we serve.

Children & Youth
Community
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Group Facilitation
  • Recruiting
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Given the training involved, we'd hope that you stick around for a few months at least if it seems like a good fit.

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