October Volunteer Opportunities
Oct
1
to Oct 31

October Volunteer Opportunities

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We are mixing up our Volunteer Night on October 4th. Rather than our normal Volunteer Night in the shop, we will be meeting at BBP at 5:30pm and doing a group ride to Whitney Community Center (1609 S Owyhee St, Boise, ID 83705) along with the Mobile Fix-It trailer. We will fix flats, adjust brakes, and hang at the community center from 6-8pm. Lights and helmet encouraged! If you are unable to meet at BBP for the group ride, feel free to meet us down there. Go HERE to sign up for our Mobile Repair/Volunteer Night.

 

Our last Kids BASH of the year will take place Saturday, October 13th from 9-11 a.m. This is an awesome opportunity to work directly with the people we serve and see the smile a new bike can bring to a kid’s face. For those not familiar, the Kids B.A.S.H. (bicycle and safety hour) is a monthly give-away where, with the help of our stellar volunteer team, we're able to donate 30-40 bikes back to our community's youth. Kids receive not only a bicycle, but also a helmet, a bike lock and lights, then complete a safety course before taking the bike home!

Go HERE to sign up for our Kids B.A.S.H.

 

It is our goal here at BBP to create the most enjoyable volunteer experience as possible. We want you to progress and improve your mechanically ability. We will be starting our “Volunteer Pathways” program offering classes and the ability to obtain 4 separate certifications – Take-a-part, wheels, kids bikes, and adult bikes. This “Volunteer Pathways” program is a way to track your progress within the volunteer program and gives you the ability to teach new volunteers as they come in. The class will take place the first hour of our regularly scheduled Volunteer Nights, which run from 6-8pm.

October Class Schedule: 

Take-a-part (6-7pm): October 16, October 30th                               

Wheels (6-7pm): October 23    

                                                                                   

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September Volunteer Opportunities
Sep
5
to Sep 30

September Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for our One-day Bike Drive sponsored by Primary Health Saturday, September 29th 10-2pm

We need your help to gather and transport bikes back to BBP THIS upcoming Saturday, Sept 29th

Ways to volunteer this month:

  1. Kids' Fix-It Night (Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month)

    1. Potluck September 25th

  2. Volunteer Nights (every Tuesday and Thursday)

  3. Kids' BASH (September 8th)

  4. One-Day Bike Drive sponsored by Primary Health

Kids’ Fix-It Nights are an opportunity for youth (ages 4-18) to come in and work alongside volunteers/staff for free! These kids’ specific events take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. If you don’t feel comfortable working on bikes, bring in some food! This month’s potluck will take place September 25th.

Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 pm for Volunteer Night. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, serve your community, and learn more about bikes! Getting your hands dirty is truly the best way to expand your bike knowledge. Come get your hands greasy with us down at the shop!

Even though it is only September, we are already gearing up for our Christmas Kids’ Bike Give-away. It all starts with a One-Day Bike Drive hosted by Primary Health Medical Group. All bikes go directly to the Boise Bicycle Project to be refurbished, resold, and/or recycled. Last year, we collected over 1,000 bikes! This year, we are looking for volunteers to help with the collection of said bikes. Do you have a truck and/or trailer and would be willing to help us out? Great! Do you feel comfortable driving a Uhaul? Boom! This event takes place on September 29th from 10-2pm. Come on down! Go to our “Volunteer Opportunities” tab on the BBP website to sign-up. Also, go to http://www.primaryhealth.com/our-clinics to see if any of the pick-up locations are near you.

 

Click HERE to sign-up for volunteer opportunities

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Aug
1
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August Volunteer Opportunities

ATTENTION: Kids Back-to-School Fix-It Night and Potluck!      Tuesday, August 28th 5-8:00pm  

In need of volunteers who can help fix bikes and make/bring some food for our potluck. This is a fun opportunity to spice up a normal volunteer night with kids and delicious food!  

Please click the "August Volunteer Opportunities" link below to volunteer. 

If you can't make the event but want to donate some food, please go here  (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14-wG0fAI8BqNqL1gZvQETgNglpQasJe8iv3vHIMlcJI/edit?usp=sharing) to sign up for an item!

CLICK HERE FOR AUGUST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: casey@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

First of all, we wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made the first annual Boise Goathead Festival possible. Without you, we would not have been able to host this amazing grass roots festival for the people of Boise. 

 

BGF is behind us until next year and school is right around the corner. August is a busy month for the shop and people are looking for a reliable set of new wheels (and bike). Whether it be a bike ready to roll right out of the shop, new brake levers, or fixing a flat, our volunteer nights go a long way in contributing to keeping people rolling and enjoying the last bit of summer. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm for Volunteer Night. 

In addition, September's Kid's B.A.S.H. is just a few weeks away, being held on Saturday, Sept. 8th, from 9-11am. For those unfamiliar with our B.A.S.H. program, it is a monthly bicycle giveaway where we identify 30-40 kids that are in need of a bicycle and they are invited down to the shop to receive a free bicycle, helmet, lights and lock. Once they get their bike we all go over to the safety course for some safety skills practice and then they're free to go. These are always a lot of fun and a great way to get involved as a volunteer no matter your mechanical skill level.  Sign up here to get in on the action and help us work towards our goal of every kid on a bike!

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July Volunteer Opportunities
Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Volunteer Opportunities

Boise Goathead Festival Volunteer Opps

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The first annual Boise Goathead Festival is going down August 3rd and 4th. As you may have already heard, Goathead Fest is taking the place of Tour de Fat this year. We think this event will be even better, but we need your help. As the event is quickly approaching, we will need a hoard of volunteers of all shapes, sizes, and ages to make this possible. Stay tuned for another email with a list of all of the opportunities to get involved at the inagural Boise Goathead Festival. In the meantime, join us every Wednesday before the event for planning sessions at Lost Grove Brewery at 6 p.m. to learn more about the event and ways to get directly involved. 

Volunteers receive an official BGF bandana, two drink tokens (per shift volunteered), and self-satisfaction of helping make this event a success!

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: casey@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

July brings us a bunch of new opportunities to get involved with BBP and the community at large! With the official start of summer upon us, the days are longer and provide ample opportunity to get out and ride our bikes. First things first, we need a few volunteers to join us on our Social Ride this Friday, July 6th as we support Artisans for Hope. Post up at our booth and talk about all the services BBP offers. Sign up here.

Twilight Criterium time is upon us and we need your help to support this year's events. Elite cyclists both locally and nationally take the streets and Boise Bicycle Project is hoping to lend a hand for this three-day event. Volunteer as a course ambassador for a UCI sponsored time-trial event, Chrono Kristen Armstrong, which starts in Star on Friday, July 13th. Visit the official volunteer signup page here to get involved (different than BBP volunteer page).

There is a great opportunity to get involved at the Twilight Trifecta that evening on Friday the 13th. It is Free National French Fry Day. We need volunteers to help pour beverages at the event on Friday night. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to BBP! This family friendly event will have food, drinks, and free French fries. The following morning, Saturday, July 14th, BBP will be supporting the Twilight Criterium Kid’s Ride and needs your help providing safety checks and cheering on riders. Click here for a breakdown of all the volunteer opportunities during the event.

School’s out for Summer! And that means we’ve got kids all over the Treasure Valley out on their bikes, cruisin’ around and soakin’ up the sunshine. Last year BBP gave away over 500 bicycles to our community’s youth and our Mobile Repair program is an attempt to keep those bikes rollin’. This month we’ll be biking to Grace Jordan and Garfield elementary schools, with more to come, and we’d love to have your help if you’re available. Here’s where you can find upcoming Mobile Repair locations, dates and times, as well as sign up for volunteer shifts.

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June Volunteer Opportunities
Jun
4
to Jun 30

June Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

School’s out for Summer! And that means we’ve got kids all over the Treasure Valley out on their bikes, cruisin’ around and soakin’ up the sunshine. Last year BBP gave away over 500 bicycles to our community’s youth and our Mobile Repair program is an attempt to keep those bikes rollin’. This month we’ll be biking to Grace Jordan and Garfield elementary schools, with more to come, and we’d love to have your help if you’re available. Here’s where you can find upcoming Mobile Repair locations, dates and times, as well as sign up for volunteer shifts.

 Last month, BBP staff and volunteers repaired over 60 bikes at five different locations!

 

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May Volunteer Opportunities
May
1
to May 31

May Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

Here in Boise, May is typically jam packed with cycle centric events and activities and 2018 will be no different! Kicking things off is the annual Idaho Gives program, encouraging local non-profits to participate in an effort to grow awareness and resources for our collective missions. BBP will be biking around interviewing non-profit leaders and posting videos of these talks to social media. That’s where you come in. If anyone has, or knows someone who has, audio/video editing skills and would like to put them to good use on Thursday, the 3rd, please contact our volunteer coordinator, at aaron@boisebicycleproject.org, to get plugged in.

May also happens to be National Bike Month and we’ll be continuing to crank up our youth programs in an effort to get more kids excited about biking! With things warming up outside, our Mobile Fix-It program is really picking up and we’re always looking to bring more volunteers into the mix. Whether you’ve got some mechanical skills or would simply like to help facilitate, we’ve got a spot for you!

Sticking with the topic of youth on bikes, BBP’s Kids B.A.S.H. for May will be on Saturday, the 12th, from 9-11am. For those not familiar, the Kids B.A.S.H. (bicycle and safety hour) is a monthly give-away where, with the help of our stellar volunteer team, we're able to donate 30-40 bikes back to our community's youth. Kids receive not only a bicycle, but also a helmet, a bike lock and lights, then complete a safety course before taking the bike home! Find volunteer sign-up info for the B.A.S.H. here.

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April Volunteer Opportunities
Apr
1
to Apr 30

April Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

   Mobile Fix-It is in full swing now that the warmer weather is upon us. This month, BBP will be at both Whitney and Garfield elementary schools, as well as the Moseley Center Boys and Girls Club. Volunteer turnout has been good this season but we're always looking for more people that would like to lend a hand keeping our youth safe and confident on two wheels! Here's where you can find the dates, times, and locations as well as sign up for Mobile Fix-It shifts!

   In other kids bike news, April is when we continue our monthly Kids B.A.S.H. program! And the first of 2018 will be on Saturday, the 14th, from 9-11am. For those not familiar, the Kids B.A.S.H. (bicycle and safety hour) is a monthly give-away where, with the help of our stellar volunteer team, we're able to donate 30-40 bikes back to our community's youth. Kids receive not only a bicycle, but also a helmet, a bike lock and lights, then complete a safety course before taking the bike home! Click here for a breakdown of the all the volunteer shifts and sign-up to lend a hand!

   Sticking with the theme of kids on bikes, we will also be doing our inaugural Kids Bike Swap and Sale! If you've got a bike your child has outgrown, bring it down on Saturday, April 21st, from 11-3pm, to receive $10 off the purchase of one of our refurbished kids bikes!

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March Volunteer Opportunities
Mar
1
to Mar 31

March Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

   As Spring approaches we’ll be jumping back into some of our programs that have been in hibernation. The first Mobile Fix-It of 2018 will be at Garfield Elementary on Thursday, March 8. These are a lot of fun and a great way to get out on your bike with us as a volunteer.  Click here for more detail on what Mobile Fix-It is and a list of all the upcoming dates and locations.

   Another characteristic of Spring is an increase in bicycle donations. With more bikes coming into the shop, this is a great time to pop in to a volunteer night (every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm) and help us process all the fresh donations. From pulling parts to full bike builds, we've got something for everyone regardless of mechanical experience!

 

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February Volunteer Opportunities
Feb
1
to Feb 28

February Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

    February is the month of love and to celebrate we will be hosting our 9th Annual Bikin’ 4 Lovin’ party, Saturday February 17th! We’ll kick things off right here at the shop with a BYO Bike & Bev social hour from 5-6, then ride over to Boise Fry Co. for food & drink, pictures, dancin’ and rafflin’! Check out Kelly’s “Roll With BBP” section for more info.

    As usual, we’re gonna need your help to make it happen and anyone who signs up to volunteer for B4L will receive two raffle tickets for the “Lovebirds” basket (we don’t know what’s in it yet but Kelly says it’s gonna be awesome). Sign-up here to get in on the fun and claim those tickets!

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January Volunteer Opportunities
Jan
1
to Jan 31

January Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage potential volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. Folks looking for group volunteer projects may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more info on how to get a team involved. 

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

Huge thanks to everyone that played a part in making 2017’s Christmas Kid’s Bike Giveaway the smoothest it’s ever been! Needless to say, we couldn’t have done it without you. If you came to any of the December Volunteer Nights you probably witnessed a fairly frenzied atmosphere, with volunteers working double time to have all the bikes ready.

Things tend to slow down substantially around here in January, providing a more inviting and less chaotic environment for folks who don't necessarily thrive in the hustle and bustle. Another benefit of the slower season is we're able to shift our focus away from building kids bikes and offer other opportunities for growing your skills as a volunteer.

 Also, as it is the start of a new calendar year, we'll be gearing up for our Annual Volunteer and Members Meeting, giving folks a platform to ask questions, voice concerns and/or offer fresh ideas on how we can improve as an organization. It's a great way to get plugged in to what we hope to accomplish for the new year and meet other people excited to promote everything cycling in our community. The meeting will be held Friday, February 2nd, right here at the shop and we’re hoping to kick things off with a short social ride beforehand(stay tuned for details). Hope to see you there!

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December Volunteer Opportunities
Dec
1
to Dec 23

December Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. If you haven’t completed an orientation, but would still like to volunteer, please stick to the Tuesday Walk-In volunteer nights.

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

Believe it or not, December is already here and we’re only a few weeks away from the Annual Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway. If you’ve been into the shop sometime in past several weeks you’ll have seen that everything is geared towards making this event run as smooth as possible and that will continue to be the focus until we’ve given away every last kids bike on Saturday, Dec. 16th.

This year we’re hoping to give away a total of 400 bikes and after spending all of November working towards this goal, BBP volunteers have completed approximately 75% of this number. That means we’ve only got about 100 bikes to go and at this rate, we should be hitting the target with ease.

For those of you looking to help out on the day of the event we’ve got a number of jobs we’re still seeking to fill. If you’ve got some basic mechanic skills and consider yourself a people person you would make a great “Bike Fitter”, helping the kids get comfy on their new rides. If safety is your number one concern and you’d enjoy seeing countless excited faces consider signing up as a “Helmet Fitter”, ensuring that kids are confident and protected when they hit the streets. No matter what skills you have or don’t have we’ve got a job for you!

Click here for a complete list and breakdown of all the fun ways you can be part of the magic this year!

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November Volunteer Opportunities
Nov
1
to Nov 30

November Volunteer Opportunities

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF OPEN HOURS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We encourage volunteers to participate in a volunteer orientation if they haven’t volunteered at BBP before. If you haven’t completed an orientation, but would still like to volunteer, please stick to the Tuesday Walk-In volunteer nights.

And be sure to check out our full listing of special volunteer opportunities below!

Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway preparations are in full swing and now is the time to step forward if you’d like to get in on the fun. As usual, volunteer mechanics are in high demand as we’re looking to give over 400 kids bikes away this Christmas season but we’re going to need people of all different skill sets to help us accomplish our goal. We’ve got a CKBG Volunteer Committee with 5 subcommittees established to help make sure we are covering all our bases. Take a look at the list below and see which one may be the best fit for you:

1 - Bikes: Help lead volunteer nights & kids bike building in and out of the shop; Assist in tracking the size and type of completed bicycles.

The Bike Committee will lead kids bike building during volunteer nights and engage build-a-bike partners interested in refurbishing bikes at home or at other bike shops. It will also assist in tracking the size and type of completed bikes.  

2 - Event Prep: Manage volunteers and determine best practices to compile safety kits (locks, lights), prep helmets, process kids' applications, make phone calls to families (translations), and/or oversee snacks/food and afterparty planning.

The Event Prep Committee is responsible for compiling safety kits (locks, lights), prepping helmets, processing CKBG applications, making phone calls to families (translators needed!), procuring snacks, and afterparty planning.

3 - Adopt-a-Bike & Thank Yous: Outreach/marketing planning for sponsorships/donations, oversee/determine best practices for pictures & tracking, assist with thank you letters.

The Adopt-a-Bike and Thank You Committee will be assisting with sponsorships/donations and follow-up, including thank you letters and event photos.

4 - Transportation: Organize transportation to & from BBP for getting families to and from the shop and bikes back to homes; liaison between transport crew, community center/org. reps and families.

The Transportation Committee will be coordinating volunteers and vehicles to provide rides to & from the BBP from Community Centers and schools.   

5 - Day-Of Logistics & Workflow: Determine best practices and identify volunteer leaders for: registration, photos, helmet fit, bike staging, bike fit, safety class, translation; Help onboard volunteer shift leaders.

The Day-Of Logistics & Workflow Committee will be responsible for the overall layout and organization of the CKBG. It will identify and onboard volunteer leaders for: registration, photos, helmet fit, bike staging, bike fit, safety class, and translation.


In addition, from now up until the event we will be looking for folks with trucks and trailers to help us transport bikes to and from the shop as needed. We’ve had a number of people come forward with temporary storage solutions in an effort to accommodate hundreds of kids bikes, but we’re always on the lookout for more. If you have access to any of the aforementioned we could sure use your help. Contact Aaron, our Volunteer Coordinator with more information on how to help out or with any questions or concerns regarding the CKBG Volunteer Committee.

 

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Day-of Christmas Kids Bike Volunteer Opportunities - Saturday, December 16th - are up.

Click here to check out the job descriptions and to sign up early to secure your spot!

 

Thanks for your support, see ya soon!

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