Serve as the chairperson for your local bike co-op

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ORGANIZATION: VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative

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Velocity is seeking to add a new volunteer to serve as Chairperson. Vélocity is a non-profit cycling shop, run by volunteers. Since 2009, Vélocity has empowered kids, beginners, and cycle enthusiasts in acquiring, building, and maintaining bicycles. Vélocity fosters a diverse cycling community, offers cycling education, and provides free bicycles and related equipment to those in need.

If you’re interested in putting your leadership, organization, and communication skills to use to support your local organization, this is the position for you.

Responsibilities include the following.

  • Develop and maintain a highly cohesive organization through effective communication and personal engagement across the organization and community
  • Endorse updates to strategic plans, bylaws, policies, etc., for Board of Director approval
  • Monitor programs and services and measure progress against goals throughout the year
  • Organizes and chairs monthly Board meetings to establish policies, practices, and choices that further Velocity's mission.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff are happy and productive
  • Ensure that Velocity’s risk and liability is monitored and controlled
  • Provides hands-on participation in outreach and events from time to time
  • Inspire and motivate folks in the organization

We are planning for a smooth transition to a new Chairperson by the end of the year.

Our volunteer operations are centered in Alexandria VA. The ideal candidate would probably be located in Northern Virginia or the DMV.

Interested candidates please contact joe.davison@velocitycoop.org.

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About VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative

Location:

2111 MT VERNON AVE, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Our mission is to grow and empower an inclusive biking community through education and affordability. Vision: Affordability: Make safe reliable bicycles more affordable for everyone. Diversity: Foster diversity within the cycling community. Education: Expand the availability of quality cycling education within the community. Recreation: Promote cycling as a healthy and enjoyable activity. We provide a non-profit, volunteer-run, educational do-it-yourself workshop offering training, rides, and events to empower all levels of cyclists in building, maintaining, and embracing the fun of bicycles. As a local non-profit organization, we rely strictly on volunteers and funding from private individuals and organizations. Although we primarily work with recycled materials, we do spend money on consumables with include things like bicycles tubes, cables, and brake pads. We encourage monetary donations from all that use the shop.

Description

No experience is required to volunteer with Velocity. We have experienced volunteers to teach you everything you'd like to know about bicycles and community organizing. Come on down, make new friends, mess with bikes!

Follow us on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/VéloCity-Bicycle-Cooperative/361337181517?ref=ts&fref=ts

Here's our website:

http://velocitycoop.org

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Community
Board Development, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2111 Mt Vernon AveAlexandria, VA 22301

(38.82533,-77.0583)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Planning
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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