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Volunteer Driver - Picking up Bicycles and Instrument Donations

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ORGANIZATION: BIKES & MUSIC INC

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As a Volunteer Pickup Driver for Bikes & Music, your role is essential in facilitating the transportation of bicycles and musical instruments from various locations in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs to our Streamwood, IL location. You will be responsible for picking up donations as scheduled and delivering them safely to our designated collection point, utilizing your own car, truck, or trailer.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Receive notifications of donation opportunities via group text and express your availability to pick up items.
  2. Coordinate with the Volunteer Logistics Coordinator to confirm pickup schedules, locations, and details regarding the number of bikes and instruments to be collected.
  3. Arrive at the designated pickup location on time and in a courteous manner.
  4. Safely load donated bicycles and musical instruments into your vehicle.
  5. Transport donations to our Streamwood, IL location any day of the week between 9am-5pm
  6. Coordinate with staff at the collection point for unloading and storage of donated items.
  7. Maintain open communication with the Volunteer Logistics Coordinator and provide updates on pickup progress as needed.
  8. Adhere to all traffic laws and safety regulations while driving and handling donated items.
  9. Represent Bikes & Music in a positive light through professional and respectful interactions with donors and community members.

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle for transportation.
  • Car, truck, or trailer that will allow you to accommodate bikes and instruments.
  • Ability to lift and carry bicycles and musical instruments.
  • Commitment to upholding the values and mission of Bikes & Music through volunteer service.
  • Willingness to undergo any required background checks or screenings.

This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to directly contribute to our mission:
Our passion for music and movement drives the foundation of this organization. The mission of Bikes & Music is to give all children the opportunity to enjoy bicycling and music to serve the development of body and mind for happiness and well-being. We do this by providing donated bicycles and instruments along with access to instruction, guidance and group events. Bikes & Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation serving Chicagoland children, who might not otherwise have access to these opportunities.

Find out more: www.BikesAndMusic.org

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About BIKES & MUSIC INC

Location:

745 S WHITE WILLOW BAY, PALATINE, IL 60067, US

Mission Statement

Our passion for music and movement drives the foundation of this organization. The mission of Bikes & Music is to give all children the opportunity to enjoy bicycling and music to serve the development of body and mind for happiness and well-being.

Description

When they were children, Ryan and Carrie Gable saw first-hand the difficult decisions their single mothers had to make when it came to household income and where the priorities of the family had to be. This meant perhaps going without or worse, seeing the stress of their mothers trying to give them the little extras and still having money for the family’s basic needs.

After starting their own family, Ryan and Carrie Gable made sure to share hobbies with their children. They have also given back to the community through various donations and fundraising events. Recently, they began looking for a way to combine their philanthropy and passions in a united, meaningful effort to benefit other children and families.
After filing the paperwork to establish Bikes & Music as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Gables began outlining the operating plan. The first goal is to obtain used bicycles and musical instruments, service and repair them as needed, and get them distributed to kids in need.
In the process, they plan to showcase independent music stores and bicycle shops. The Gables understand the challenges facing small businesses, and hope to create a positive ripple effect that will benefit neighborhood economies.

Future plans include sponsoring music lessons, band trips, youth concerts, bicycle trail rides and bicycle field trips for Chicago area youth.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Palatine, IL 60067

(42.1113,-88.06075)
 

SKILLS

  • Truck Driving
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Delivery
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • Kids

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Varies. You will be on a list of volunteers and have the opportunity to pick and choose your deliveries.

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