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: Assistant Bike Camp Coach

Job Description:

The Assistant Camp Coach works directly with the Head Coach for the summer Mountain and/or Urban Trails bike camps for kids aged 6-14. Assistant coaches will receive direction from the head coach but the assistant coaches will be responsible for leading kids independently and will coach kids alongside a Kids on Bikes volunteer.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach kids the fundamentals of bicycling, emphasizing skill development, safety, trail etiquette, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun!
  • Mentor kids by encouraging them in their skills and being a positive role model.
  • Ensure inclusivity of all kids regardless of skills, fitness, cycling experience or economic status.
  • Ensure safety of kids by practicing precaution and education.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Applicant must be able to pass a State (Colorado) and National background check.
  • Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Applicant must be able to work for their entire assigned weeks of camp (generally 3-4 weeks total and roughly 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Monday thru Friday).
  • Must be First Aid/CPR certified (or able to obtain certification by May 1, 2018)
    Solid mountain bike and overall cycling skills and experience combined with coaching/teaching work experience with kids ages 6-14.

Desired Background and Attributes:

Kids on Bikes seeks assistant coaches whose dedication to the mission of Kids on Bikes is his or her primary motivation. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth development, coaching and/or teaching experience with solid cycling experience.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a temporary summer position located in Colorado Springs. Assistant coaches will be paid $10-14 per hour, dependent on qualifications. A Kids on Bikes jersey will be provided to each coach to be worn during the week. There are no additional benefits. Job start date is dependent on the week of camp applicant is selected for. Camp locations vary throughout Colorado Springs.

To Apply:  E-Mail resume and application to Stephanie Fryer at steph@kidsonbikes.net by December 15, 2017.

Hiring: Head Bike Camp Coach

Job Description:

The Head Camp Coach is the overall leader and director of the summer Mountain and/or Urban Trails bike camps for kids aged 6-14. Each Head Coach will plan, implement, and manage the weekly schedule for kids’ activities, will supervise the Assistant Coach and volunteers, and will keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  Approximately 15 kids will be in each session of camp with the help of 3 other assistant coaches or volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach kids the fundamentals of bicycling, emphasizing skill development, safety, trail etiquette, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun!
  • Mentor kids by encouraging them in their skills and being a positive role model
  • Ensure inclusivity of all kids regardless of skills, fitness, cycling experience or socioeconomic status.
  • Ensure safety of kids by practicing precaution and education; making decisions for the camp day based on weather and being the point of contact for the week of camp with the Kids on Bikes Director of Operations.
  • Supervise other coaches and volunteers; delegating various responsibilities for the day.
  • Communicate daily with parents regarding kid(s) participation in camp.
  • Handle any behavioral or safety issues that may arise.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Applicant must be able to pass a State (Colorado) and National background check
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant must be able to work for their entire assigned weeks of camp (generally 4-5 weeks total and roughly 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Monday thru Friday)
  • Must be First Aid/CPR certified (or able to obtain certification by May 1, 2018)
  • Solid mountain bike and overall cycling skills and experience combined with coaching/teaching work experience with kids ages 6-14.

Desired Background and Attributes:

Kids on Bikes seeks head coaches whose dedication to the mission of Kids on Bikes is his or her primary motivation. This person has a compelling and energetic passion for supporting and enhancing KOB.  The ideal candidate will have a background in youth development, coaching and/or teaching experience with solid cycling experience.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a temporary summer position located in Colorado Springs.  Head coaches compensation will be $16 an hour.  A Kids on Bikes jersey will be provided to each coach to be worn during the week.  There are no additional benefits.  Job start date is dependent on the week of camp applicant is selected for.  Camp locations vary throughout Colorado Springs.

To Apply:  E-Mail resume and application to Stephanie Fryer at steph@kidsonbikes.net by December 15, 2017.

Volunteer Positions

  • 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