Volunteer

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.

All events are 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 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 info@youcanride2.ca.

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming major events are:

Oct 17, 2021 (link)Fall Bike Return Day 2

Oct 30, 2021 (link)Fall Bike Return Day 3

Volunteer opportunities for Try a Bike Days (tentatively mid-January) and Bike Fitting Days (tentatively mid-March) will be posted early next year.

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 to volunteer!


Volunteer Roles & Skills

We appreciate anyone willing to spend the time to assist with You Can Ride 2. Most volunteer positions will be open to anyone willing to help – no special experience required! Certain roles (such as Therapist and Mechanic) need specific skills and are always needed.

Therapist

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 here and on social media.

Mechanic

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.

General

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.

Other

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, you can always feel free to contact info@youcanride2.ca.