Volunteer & Job Opportunities

 

Volunteers

Our volunteer community makes much of the work we do possible, helping out in every part of our organization. From individual efforts to large group projects, there is a volunteer opportunity for everybody.

Background checks will be completed before volunteer opportunities can begin. For more information, contact our Program Team volunteer@bikeworks.org

Ways to Volunteer:

  • Volunteer Repair Parties (VRP) are drop-in, weekly bike repair parties for adults (age 18 and up). You do not need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out.
  • Host a Bike Drive
  • Events
  • Office volunteers
  • Rainier Valley Greenways volunteers

Thursday VRP

6:30pm to 9:30pm
This night session is open to adults of all skill, experience and confidence levels. We also offer orientations to new volunteers.
*See below for special event dates when VRP is canceled.*

Sunday VRP

10am to 1pm
This morning session is also open to adults of all skill, experience and confidence levels. In addition, we offer orientations to new volunteers.

Click here to download a volunteer application.

Jobs

Bike Works has a robust staff team with Part-time and Full-time opportunities avaialable.  If interested send your resume to Jobs@bikeworks.org   See below for current and ongoing Job Opportunities.

Join our team:

Program Coordinator, Full-Time

Organizational Overview:
Bike Works, based in Seattle, builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Bike Works has been working for people, biking, and community in Seattle since 1996. Our programs and services invest in people and encourage bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative. Last year over 2,000 youth and adults participated in our programs and gained the skills and resources they need to translate lessons about cycling into their own lives, helping them to make healthier decisions about their futures. We also redistribute over 6,000 used bicycles annually to youth and adults in Seattle through our programs,    internationally through our partners and through our community bike shop. We value and seek diverse team members who are passionate, innovative, collaborative, professional, fun, responsible and solutions-oriented.

Role Overview:
The Bike Works Program Coordinator works with the Program Department to deliver various operations of youth and adult programs and works closely with the program staff in teaching bike repair classes and performing all needed mechanic work associated with these classes.  This is an excellent opportunity for a bike mechanic with youth and adult mentoring/teaching and development experience and enthusiasm for working as part of a team. This position is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend work.

 Essential Job Functions:

  •  Works alone, or in tandem with other program staff, to run community programs; including bike repair classes, bike riding clubs, bike giveaways, bike summer camps, BikeMobile services, and partnerships.
  • Coordinates bike mechanic work related to all programs; fixes and safety checks bikes for programming.
  • Maintains all classroom environments; cleans all spaces weekly.
  • Coordinates bike storage and bike needs for various parts of the organization.
  • Participates in agency-wide planning and staff development processes.

 Qualifications & Experience:  

  • Excellent bike mechanic skills; prior experience as a bicycle mechanic in a shop setting is required for this position.
  • Ability to teach in an engaging and yet, challenging manner; prior experience teaching is preferred.
  • Commitment to leadership, sustainable communities and using bicycles as a form of transportation.
  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, religious and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, gender orientations and political beliefs, and people of all ages.
  • Daily bike rider; experienced bike tourer preferred.
  • Commitment to social justice and awareness of privilege.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Desire to serve hands-on and in a classroom, bike warehouse, and office.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks.
  • Self-starter/strong self-initiative; able to lead projects independently.
  • Growth mindset for others and for oneself.
  • Energetic, flexible, personable, and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
  • Capacity to work on a computer and complete paperwork and database work as needed.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Dedicated/hard worker.
  • Driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check and drive large vehicles.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends is required for this position.
  • Good risk management skills – current CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid certification recommended – ability to become certified required.

Compensation:  $31,000-$33,000 DOE plus benefits including medical, dental, vacation, sick leave, and flexible work schedule/environment.

How to Apply:  Email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to programs@bikeworks.org. 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 Applications accepted until filled

 People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Bike Works is an Equal Opportunity and queer-friendly employer.