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Help 500 Kids get Their First Bikes - Volunteer Holiday Bike Drive Assistant

Holiday Bike Drive Assistant


The Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through our hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood shop. We believe that bicycles are a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change.

About the Program

The Holiday Bike Drive is the Community Cycling Center's signature annual event. This December, we are providing bikes, helmets, safety education and a wonderful holiday party to over 500 low-income children. The event will take place in Portland on December 14, 2008. In order to connect kids to bikes, we work with partnering agencies who refer children that meet the event requirements. The Holiday Bike Drive (HBD) Assistant is the main contact for agencies and will organize all incoming referrals. This position requires a commitment of at least 10 hours a week until the day of the event.

Required Skills

No bicycle-related skills required

Attention to detail, excellent written and verbal skills, comfortable on the phone, assertive when necessary

Professional demeanor

Computer skills, including a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and ability to learn new programs

Energetic, desire to deal with the public


Work closely with CCC Staff Development and Executive Assistant

Contact agencies by phone to let them know about our online registration system, gather contact information, and invite agencies to refer children

Learn Rainier registration system and be available to answer agency questions about how to use the system

Manage registration information received through Rainier registration system

Communicate periodically with Bike Production Coordinator to make sure we have the right sizes and number of bikes for the children referred

Maintain communication with partnering agencies including creation of information packets that will contain individual invitations for each registered child

Develop methods to improve and streamline the process

Co-lead registration process at the event in order to help supervise registration and answer questions families or agencies may have on the day of the event

How To Apply

Email [email protected] for a Volunteer Application Form. Please submit a resume and cover letter. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

Reports To

Adult Programs Coordinator

This volunteer position will require 10 hours per week or more. This is a flexible work schedule that can be completed in 2-5 days each week.