Volunteers strengthen the work of the BTA every day. Volunteers get involved by helping at events, assisting in the office, researching bike legislation, attending meetings, stuffing envelopes, leading community rides, fixing bikes for our youth classes, and more.
Keep up to date on all of our upcoming volunteer opportunities by signing up for our Volunteer Listserv. You’ll receive bi-monthly to weekly email updates with all the latest and greatest ways to get involved.
Volunteer for our Give!Guide Phone Bank
Give!Guide is about to begin, and we want to remind all of our donors that they can do their end of year giving to the BTA and 100 more non profits through Give!Guide! Help us encourage previous and long-time donors to give to BTA this holiday season.
Snacks and drinks will be provided. Volunteers should have great customer service skills and phone etiquette.
When: Wednesday December 11th, 5-7pm
Where: BTA Office
Time Commitment: 2 hours
Shift: Phone bank
Email Nicole Davenport if you are interested in helping make calls this holiday season.
Holiday Office Volunteer
Holiday Office Volunteer
The holidays are a busy time for everyone. That goes for non-profits too. We need extra pairs of hands to help us get our donations processed and acknowledgements out. We need you! We will have extra data entry jobs and extra hands for thank you stuffing.
Volunteers should have attention for detail. Contact Nicole Davenport, or call her at 503-226-0676 x22, to set up a time and task.
When: 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, Through January 10th
Where: BTA Office
Time commitment: However many hours your able to volunteer
New Year’s Day Ride
Ring in the new year on your bike! The New Years Day Ride has become a decades-long Portland tradition and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance is proud to uphold it.
As always, we will start at noon on new years day in Waterfront Park under the Morrison Bridge. The ride will be under 10 miles. We will need a few volunteers to help us out with the ride.
Shifts are 12-3 unless otherwise noted
1 Photographer/Ride Marshal
3 Ride Sign-In Volunteers/Ride Marshals
1 Destination Set Up Person
The destination person will not be able to go on the ride. This is a great shift for anyone whose friend or partner will be on the ride, and you would like to hang out at the after party.
Ride marshals will help keep track of riders, help stop traffic at busy intersections and crosswalks, and assist the ride organizer as needed.
If you are interested in helping out, please email Nicole with the shift you would like to help with, your first and last name, and phone and email contact information.
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback.
Due to the holidays we will not be holding a monthly volunteer night in December. Please join us in January for our next office volunteer night.
When: Last Tuesday every month
Where: BTA office
Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Shift: Envelope Stuffing
Next Opportunity: Tuesday January 28th
Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
BTA Ambassadors represent the BTA at different community events around Portland. This summer BTA Ambassadors helped with activities at Sunday Parkways, chatted with people at our table at Farmers Markets and a Timbers game, and flagged down and engaged with bike commuters at our Service Stations. We’ve still got more Service Stations through September, and will need help at some fundraising parties this fall.
As an ambassador you can commit to as many events as you like, whether it be one or ten, we just need people like you, who love the BTA and support our mission, to help spread the word about how the BTA has helped make Portland the #1 American city for biking.
If you’re interested in learning more about representing BTA at community events, please contact Nicole Davenport.
Move Bike Fleets
Join BTA staff as we move fleets of bikes from one school to another for our bike safety education program! We normally move bike fleets on Mondays. A typical day involves meeting up with a BTA staffer at our storage facility on NE 21st or at a Portland school, moving bikes on and off a box truck, moving bikes in an out of schools, on and off stages, and in and out of classrooms.
Tired of going to the gym for your arm and back exercise? This job is for you. You are guaranteed to break a sweat!
A staff member will email you the Friday before to confirm the meet location and time.
Next Opportunities: Most Mondays October-November
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