Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
We have a number of opportunities to be involved with Kids on Bikes.
Internships – We will hire our first round of interns starting in Fall 2016 internships available starting in August. We are looking to engage smart, driven, passionate people who want to be part of making bicycling better for kids and families in Colorado Springs.
Volunteer positions – We are always in need of really great volunteers on an ongoing basis. Volunteering with us is typically the best way to move into a paid position.
Paid positions – We will post any permanent or temporary positions in this area. During the summer months, we typically hire 8-10 bike camp coaches as temporary part to full time positions.
Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator
Kids on Bikes (KOB) was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2005 with a mission to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active, and happy lives through bicycling. Our top priorities are to provide all kids with access to rideable bikes, to empower kids and families in bike education, and to create a healthy biking community with family rides and events.
In 2016, we opened a community bike center called the Pedal Station. Our goal is to grow this social enterprise that sells affordable recycled bicycles and bicycle accessories to the greater Colorado Springs community in order to generate revenue to fund our programs, and further our mission to get more kids riding bikes. We accept donations of bikes that are then refurbished for resale, go to our earn-a-bike programs, or are recycled for parts or scrap.
The Volunteer Coordinator is a full-time position at Kids on Bikes. This person will play a crucial role in engaging the community with the greater mission of Kids on Bikes, vastly enhancing our abilities to grow our presence in the Colorado Springs community. This individual must be a self-generator and demonstrates the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and responsibilities while communicating effectively and working as a team.
This position reports directly to the Operations Manager and will support other Kids on Bikes staff and volunteers. The primary role of this individual will be to oversee and grow the volunteer opportunities of Kids on Bikes and the Pedal Station. Current volunteer opportunities include Volunteer Mechanic Hours, Popcycle Ride leaders, summer Bike Camps, and bike clubs. This person will also assist with event planning, program creation, and community outreach with the goal of increasing volunteer involvement, as well as all volunteer tracking and database management. This individual will split their time between the Kids on Bikes offices and the Pedal Station Community Bike Center.
Kids on Bikes is an expanding organization with opportunities for growth and creative leadership.
This is the primary function of this position
Oversee Volunteer Mechanic Sessions, Popcycle Rides, and other events with volunteers as our representative
Develop and maintain volunteer database
Engage and grow volunteer workforce through personal relationships, social media, newsletters, community events, etc.
Bike Donations Processing
Maintain consistent communication with all Kids on Bikes staff regarding bike donation and recycling needs
Create and maintain community partnerships with community partners, youth serving agencies, and other businesses
Take initiative to develop new partnerships and opportunities for Kids on Bikes in the Pikes Peak region.
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Background and Attributes:
Kids on Bikes seeks a candidate who has a dedication to the mission of Kids on Bikes. This person is very engaging, organized, good with tracking details and a very good verbal and written communicator. An outgoing personality is key. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Experience working with a non-profit is strongly desired.
This is a full time, salaried position located in Colorado Springs, CO. Candidates must be available to work weekends and evenings as needed to oversee community events. Salary will start at $25,000 annually depending on qualifications, education level, and experience of individual. Kids on Bikes offers a stipend for health benefits as appropriate, as well as an annual bike allowance; riding a bicycle is much a part of the culture of Kids on Bikes.
To Apply: E-Mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to Stephanie Fryer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application period is open until September 5, 2017, or until a qualified applicant is found.
SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COACH
Ride with the kids at bike camp this summer. A free youth entry to bike camp is given to any adult who volunteers with us for a full week of camp.
BIKE CENTER VOLUNTEER MECHANIC
Come work on bikes at our weekly volunteer nights. You will work alongside others to repair donated kids and adult bikes that will go into youth programs or on our retail floor.
BIKE CENTER RETAIL ASSOCIATE
Help at the retail center of the Bike Center. Greet customers, answer questions, stock inventory, etc.
AFTER-SCHOOL BIKE CLUB VOLUNTEER
2 hours per week riding your bike with elementary school aged kids in an after school bike club setting