An exciting opportunity for qualified BBP volunteers is our “open shop” hours. Volunteers who have completed our mechanic Pathways programming are invited to sign up to work in the shop while we are open to the public.

An exciting opportunity for qualified BBP volunteers is our “open shop” hours. Volunteers who have completed our mechanic Pathways programming are invited to sign up to work in the shop while we are open to the public.

Now Hiring: Volunteer & Adult Programs COordinator

BBP is hiring a new Volunteer & Adult Programs Coordinator to grow, diversify, and foster a dynamic and inclusive volunteer program. We are looking for someone who will engage and inspire volunteers to reach new levels of impact within the organization by providing them with a framework for success. The Volunteer Coordinator needs to have a passion for people, and a deep understanding of the empowering benefits bicycling can create. An effective Volunteer Coordinator will create rewarding and purposeful opportunities for the community to create impact through BBP, while working with the rest of BBP’s staff to serve its mission.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work, teach, empower, and connect with an amazingly diverse population

  • A passion and history in using bicycles as a tool for transportation, connection, and empowerment

  • Mechanical skills from basic to advanced are a definite plus (if not, you’ll learn and have fun doing it!)

  • Proven ability to think creatively and initiate effective outside the box ideas and programs

  • A proven ability to multi-task and troubleshoot solutions in an ever-changing and fun setting

  • Must be able to thrive in an (awesome) team-centered environment

  • Professional or volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector required

  • Passion and understanding for underserved populations

  • Must like kids, coffee, and dogs (ok, you aren’t required to like coffee, but you will be spending time with dogs and working with kids).    

JOB DUTIES

Volunteer Development  

  • Create empowering opportunities for new and existing volunteers to make Boise a better place to bicycle

  • Host our weekly volunteer night experiences on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Develop Volunteer Pathway program that helps volunteers grow their comfort, skills, and abilities to mentor incoming volunteers

  • Continually recruit effective, diverse, and dynamic volunteers; lead volunteer orientations

  • Prepare and post jobs and tasks for daily and long-term volunteer activities

  • Create volunteer acknowledgment and recognition benchmarks to celebrate volunteer achievements and commitment  

Team / Organizational Enhancement

  • Manage, coordinate, and grow our adult programs--Shifting Gears (job readiness/bike mechanics for incarcerated individuals) and our Adult Work/Trade Program

  • Work with staff to provide volunteers with resources and tasks which assist with daily needs of the organization

  • Direct our Adult Work/Trade Program. Develop and prepare 3 beneficial and educational tasks for Work/Trade participants. Train staff and volunteers in Work/Trade engagement

  • Work with the Youth Coordinator to facilitate volunteer needs for Youth  Programs (Bike Giveaways, Youth Work Trade, Earn-a-Bike, Mobile Bike Repair, Kids Fix-it); engage volunteers interested in youth programming

  • Work with Event Staff and Committees to provide volunteers for outreach events

  • Seek educational opportunities to enhance job related skills

Outreach and Reporting  

  • Maintain a record keeping program and detailed volunteer contact list

  • Create and distribute educational materials to current and potential volunteers

  • Submit an annual volunteer report covering total amounts of volunteer activities, hours and attendance, review of volunteer programs, and plans for future development. (Due 1st week Jan.)

  • Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area

COMPENSATION

$28,500-$30,000 Starting salary, based on a 40 hour workweek. Benefits include Health Insurance, Bike Commuter Rewards Program, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Retirement.

HOW TO APPLY

Email the following to emily@boisebicycleproject.org

  • your resume

  • cover letter (please address how you identify with BBP’s mission statement)

  • a list of 3 past volunteer experiences

  • 3 work related references and contact information

Applications received by May 31 will receive priority consideration.

We are a nonprofit bicycle cooperative that promotes the personal, social & environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center & educational workspace in a diverse & non-threatening atmosphere. Through education & access to affordable refurbished bicycles, BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community.

Boise Bicycle Project is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote or discharge are based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.