You Can Ride 2 depends on our amazing volunteers to run our events. Furthermore, participating families who volunteer can qualify to have some of their fees reduced or refunded.
All volunteers must complete a confidentiality agreement prior to their shift. Certain positions may require a background check.
As we will be working with vulnerable populations, we ask that all people who plan to volunteer at in-person events are fully vaccinated. We will ask to verify proof of immunization (QR code) for volunteers upon arrival to the event location. All events will be modified for the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines within the region where the event is being held.
Our focus is to keep volunteers, staff, and event participants safe while hosting impactful events. If you have any questions about COVID-19 guidelines for any event or volunteer shift, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities for regular Borrow a Bike Program events (such as the Try a Bike Days, Bike Fitting Days, and Bike Return Days) will be posted closer to their tentative schedule dates.
You can click any of these links above to sign up. Please also see “Other Volunteer Opportunities” at the bottom of each Volunteer Sign-up Sheet for more opportunities!
Most You Can Ride 2’s volunteer positions do not require any special experience! Certain roles (such as Therapist and Mechanic) need specific skills and are always needed.
Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, or similar trained professionals assess a child’s needs and how a bike can fit into their lives. Students working towards degrees in the field can also serve this role, under the direction of a professional therapist.
Experience working with adaptive bikes is an asset, but isn’t required to help.
We do offer occasional courses on Adaptive Cycling for Therapists. These will be announced on our website and our social media platforms.
Mechanics maintain, repair, tune, and adapt our fleet of adaptive bicycles, and consult with therapists on coming up with more ‘creative’ solutions should they be required.
While we specifically look for experience with repairing, building, or modifying bicycles, a wide range of mechanical or technical skills can qualify you as a mechanic. No experience with special-needs children is required.
You don’t need your own tools – we have multiple workstations with all of the tools needed to run a professional bike shop.
You Can Ride 2 is more than just therapists and mechanics. Our events have many places where any person can assist. The roles vary from event to event, but some common ones are:
As events unfold during the year, other opportunities may show up as well.
If you can’t make it in to one of our events, you can still volunteer! Here are some ways you can help You Can Ride 2 from home or on other days.
And that’s not all – we’re always open to suggestions from people willing to volunteer in ways beyond those described here. If you think you can help out in another way, contact us and we’ll see about making it work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact email@example.com.