Volunteer!

Smiling volunteers

Volunteers fixing bikes at the Boston Cyclists Union’s Bike to Market stand.

There are many ways to get involved with the Bike Union’s volunteer activities. You can sign up for an event right now below, schedule a regular time to come into the office, join a committee or group, or discuss a special project with us. At the Bike Union we try to have volunteer opportunities for everyone, and we highly value your contribution.

If you’re interested in volunteering but aren’t sure where to start, you can call 617-516-8877 or e-mail our office at info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Our staff or interns will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

Current opportunities (sign up now!):

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Click to see a list of all upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Bike to Market Events (June through August only)

The Union is fixing bikes at farmer’s markets throughout Boston! If you love helping people, have an interest in learning bike mechanics or want to practice your skills, and want to get more Bostonians on their bikes, sign up to help us at Bike to Market stands June through August.

Working Groups:

Organizing Group

Bike activists from all corners of the city get together once a month in the Bike Union’s organizing group to discuss ongoing projects, take advantage of Bike Union resources (such as professional engineers and urban planners, free printing, action alerts, social media) and also help each other organize more support for better bike infrastructure and policy. To join the organizing group call 617-620-1989 or email pete@bostoncyclistsunion.org.

Research Group

The Union’s research group (formerly known as the GIS group) gets involved in building stronger tools for bike advocacy. Past projects include the Boston Police Department’s contribution to the 2013 Cycling Safety Report in the City of Boston, mapping various data in the Massachusetts Travel Survey, and analyzing the Bike Union’s own membership survey. To get involved in Bike Union research, call 617-516-8877 or email Jessie P.

Committees:

Development Committee

Chair: Christine Casalini
Covering all aspects of building a strong community of support around the Boston Cyclists Union, from writing grants to ensuring that members feel engaged and involved.

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Membership development
  • Discount program
  • Membership events
  • Rank and File/Volunteer Community building
  • Annual Meeting
  • House Parties
  • Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer night
Petition

By collecting names on petitions and other means, volunteers are helping to build an organization with real influence on policy and infrastructure.

Finance & Operations

Chair: Steven Bercu
This committee oversees the financial and everyday operations of the Boston Cyclists Union. If you have strong skills in non-profit management, accounting, non-profit law, this may be your bag.

  • Budget
  • Financial Oversight
  • Administrative Policies/Procedures
  • Legal
  • Non-Profit Management Consultation
  • Operations

Governance

Chair: Phil Stango
This committee oversees the governance (board and committees) of the Boston Cyclists Union. If you have strong skills in governance, organizing, or non-profit management, this may be your cup of tea.

  • Board Composition/Nominations
  • Board/Director Evaluation
  • Board Development
  • Board Policy and Procedures
  • Conflict Resolution