Volunteers are integral to the Unions programming, events and advocacy campaigns. Our work would not be possible without people like you! You can click here for a list of Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities or you can scroll down to read about our Volunteer Working Groups and our Board Committees.

Volunteer Working Groups

Activist Group

Chair: Eliza Parad, Director of Organizing
The Activist Group uses community organizing to make Boston a safer, more enjoyable place to ride a bike. Join us if you like doing outreach and connecting with people about issues they care about, working on campaigns, planning direct actions and/or being part of a group to bring about change.  Join us if you are interested in helping the BCU lead strategy for improving streets and passing policy.

Programming Group

Chair: Kaity Collins, Membership and Events Coordinator
Having fun at Boston Cyclists Union events like the Boston Bike Winter Socials, the Winter Solstice Ride and the Spring Bike Wash? Interested in helping develop our bike repair education programs like Bike to Market, or reaching out to help local businesses be more bike-friendly? Join the group that’s making it all happen.

Board Committees

The Boston Cyclist Union has three board committees that support the staff in long-term planning and strategy. Each committee meets monthly. Meetings are open to all interested parties. Dates and locations are listed on the Chain of Events calendar. Contact committee chairs by clicking on their names below.

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


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: Alan Van Vlack
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


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