Volunteer!

Smiling volunteers

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

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Click to see a list of all upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Special Skills we are looking for:

  • Salesforce customization
  • Web development (on the WordPress platform)
  • Bike Planning & Engineering
  • GIS
  • Graphic Design

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