Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteer Orientation

We offer Volunteer Orientation and Hand on Training for all of our new volunteers. Click the link below to sign up for our next session. Email our Operations Manager Ashely at operations@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com for receive more information

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How Volunteering Works

The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op invites community members to volunteer in all aspects of the Co-op. No prior mechanical knowledge is required! Every volunteer needs to take our orientation, which outlines different opportunities, roles, rules, and procedures.

Please fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form to let us know what things you would like to get involved in and our Operations Manager Ashely will get in touch with you. Please note that you do not need to know how to do a particular task to sign up to volunteer in that area!

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Shop Shifts
  • Harvesting / Recycling Bikes
  • Landfill Bike Diversion
  • Fix it Nights (Kids Bikes / Bike Sales)
  • Shop Glam Nights

Volunteer Manual

Our Volunteer Manual can help you prepare and understand what a shift at the shop looks like.

If you have volunteered before, please email our Operations Manager at operations@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com and ask how you can sign up for shifts.

Committees

All BCBC Members are welcome to join any of the committees they have an interest in. Send an email to the appropriate committee to get involved!

Volunteer & Membership Engagement (V&M)

The membership and Volunteer Engagement Committee is responsible for recruiting and engaging volunteers and members in BCBC operations and events. This includes: membership and volunteer recruitment, membership and volunteer database management, member communications, coordinating volunteers, being a liaison between volunteers and other committees.

vm@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Shop Operations

The Shop Committee exists to handle overall shop operations at the BCBC. This includes managing shop organization, construction projects, part inventory management, tool & asset management, as well as organizing workshops.

Currently looking for new members!

shop@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Software & Digital Development (Digital)

The Software & Digital Development Committee exists to recommend, create, and maintain software solutions for the BCBC, in order to assist and facilitate operations, campaigns, communication, and organization. Currently this includes the following projects: BCBC website, BTWD website, File Management (Dropbox & Google Drive), Volunteer and Member management system (Yellow Bike Project database). The committee also focuses on open source solutions in an attempt to give back to the cycling community at large.

Currently looking for new members!

digital@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a hybrid committee taking care of the financial & admin concerns for the BCBC. Presently, the committee is seasonal in nature with the primary duties of annual reporting to the ISC along with planning and implementing annual general meetings. Throughout the year, financial and administrative management of the BCBC are handled by individual members. The Finance Committee are also currently taking care of grant opportunities and financial resource management for the BCBC.

 finance@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Partnership & Events (P&E)

The Partnerships & Events Committee has three main functions: to coordinate BCBC-hosted events, many of which are held in partnership; to coordinate BCBC involvement / presence at community events; and to oversee strategic partnerships with other organizations along with pertinent stakeholders. This committee works quite closely and collaboratively with all other BCBC committees. A list of past, present, and potential BCBC-hosted events, community events and partnerships can be found in the BCBC Partnerships document.

pe@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Space Exploration

The Space Exploration Committee oversees the ongoing review of BCBC programming space needs and provides recommendations to the board of directors on space and funding needs.

board@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com

Human Resources (HR)

The HR Committee oversees coordination of BCBC employees and addresses any employment related questions/concerns.

Do you have HR experience? The HR Committee is currently looking for new members!

Board of Directors

The BCBC Board of Directors helps guide the direction of the organization and ensures everything is running smoothly. Expect to see them covered in grease eager to help fix up the next bike that comes through the door! You can learn more about current and past boards here.

If you would like to learn more about being on the BCBC board, please email board@bridgecitybicyclecoop.com.