Adams Morgan Day
Sunday, September 12th, 12-7pm, Adams Morgan NW DC
Help out with WABA as we talk with local residents and cyclists, distribute safety information, and run a bike valet at this year's Adams Morgan Day. Volunteers are needed for both the WABA information tent and the bike valet for the following shifts: 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm. Please email email@example.com if you're interested.
September 15th, 2010
Have you thought about volunteering with WABA but never really got around to doing it? Now is your chance! Typically held on the 1st and 3rd wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we invite everyone and anyone to come by the WABA office and help stuff membership packets, and brainstorm future volunteer efforts. Did we mention that we will be providing food and drinks?
WABA volunteer nights are a fun way to get to know other cyclists in the DC area and a simple way to help advocate for better bicycling. Do you have a list of ideas for volunteer opportunities you would like to see us offer? Do you want to play a larger role in helping WABA's advocacy efforts? Now is your chance.
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WABA Moonlight Ride at Yards Park
Thursday, September 23 7:30-10:30pm, Yards Park SE DC
WABA will be teaming up with the Capitol Riverfront BID and Forest City for this year's Moonlight Ride at Yards Park. The night will start off with a baseball game as the Nationals take on the Astros. Following the game, we'll walk over to Yards Park for a community meet-and-greet with community groups and local bike shops, food, and fun! The main event will be two bike rides leaving from Yards Park to enjoy the full moon! WABA is looking for volunteer riding marshals to help with these rides. Duties of the marshals include familiarity with the route in advance (this will be provided by WABA), knowledge of the bicycling rules of the road, and basic first aid skills (WABA will distribute first aid kits). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
WABA's 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride
Saturday, September 25 7:30am-5:30pm, all over DC!
It's that time of the year again! Time for WABA's annual 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride and we need your help to make it happen! WABA is looking for volunteers for help with the start/finish area and the rest stops along the way. Set up and registration volunteers will help WABA staff get all riders checked in and ready to ride. Rest stop and finish area volunteers will greet riders, keep inventory of fruit and water stocked, and make sure everyone's happy and enjoying themselves! WABA is also looking for volunteer ride marshals to help be our eyes and ears on the street. Email email@example.com if you're interested in helping!
- Set up and Registration: Kalorama Park, NW DC 7:30am - 9:30am
- Anacostia Rest Stop: 9:30am - 12:00 pm
- Eastern Market Rest Stop: 10:00am - 1:30 pm
- Finish Area: Kalorama Park, 4:30pm - 7pm
Bike Valet Supervisors Needed
As many of you know from volunteering or using our Bicycle Valet Service, this past year we had a record numbers of attendees. To prepare for upcoming bike valets we are looking for individuals to serve as Volunteer Bike Valet Supervisors. As a supervisor you will plan and help create a more efficient bike valet by attending volunteer meetings and managing valets at WABA events. There is a lot of work to be done with every valet that we do and having a core group of volunteers to help organize and coordinate the valets will make our Bike Valet Program an indispensable asset to cyclists in the DC area.
To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-518-0524 X209.
Volunteers Needed for Back Roads Century
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Back Roads Century is one of the premier cycling events in our region, and it takes over 100 volunteers to stage our ride. We're looking for rest stop volunteers to serve food, parking attendants in the morning, SAG drivers to assist cyclists on the road, and more. All of our jobs are a half day or less, therefore you can work and also ride in our event. The best part is that volunteers ride for free, and you'll also receive a free Back Roads Century t-shirt!
Please review the Volunteer page on our website for current job openings and times - http://www.backroadscentury.org/volunteer
To volunteer, use the contact form on our website or contact the event director below, with the volunteer position that interests you.
2 Bartenders Needed For The Ben Sollee Concert To Benefit WABA
Saturday September 25, 2010
This one is for music lovers. To cap off the 50 State Ride, WABA will be co-hosting a concert with genre-busting cellist and bike enthusiast Ben Sollee. This will be part of Ben's "Ditch the Van" tour, on which he'll be touring the country by bike to raise awareness for biking as an alternative form of transportation.
Ben is a 26 year old classically-trained cellist, whose early influences include Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and Otis Redding. His music blends elements of folk, jazz, soul and bluegrass. He'll be playing with a percussionist and will forever change the way you look at the cello.
In 2007, NPR's Morning Edition named Ben as one of its Top 10 Unknown Artists. Over the past year, he's been a featured artist at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival, SXSW and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He's currently on tour as a duo with Jim James, the lead singer and guitarist for the super-group, My Morning Jacket.
The two volunteers will be responsible for serving beer and wine for about 90 minutes before the show and to help a bit with cleanup. They'll also be able to catch most or all of the show, which will be held in a black box theater in downtown D.C., with the sound provided by the 9:30 Club.
If your interested in volunteering, email email@example.com
Takoma Park Street Festival
October 3rd, 2010, 10am-5pm, Takoma Park, MD
Help out with WABA as we talk with local residents and cyclists, and distribute safety information. If you're interested in volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/10 Day of Action
October 10th, 2010 - 2-5pm, around DC
WABA is looking for volunteer ride marshals to assist in a community bike ride celebrating 350.org's 10/10 Global Day of Action. The ride will be leaving from the White House at 2pm and traveling around DC showcasing green buildings, Global Day of Action work projects, and Capital Bike Share locations. Email email@example.com if you are interested in helping!
Internships at WABA
WABA appreciates the assistance of dedicated interns and believes that the intership should be beneficial both to the organization and to the intern. We will work with interns to structure interships whenever possible to qualify for course credit or to ensure the creation of a work product that will be useful in the search for future paid employment.
Bike Shop Outreach Intern
WABA seeks a full- or part-time, unpaid intern with skills in the field of marketing and branding to play a vital role in the organization's outreach to local bike shops in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The internship will involve a combination of office work and field work. Scheduling is flexible.
This internship will is targeted toward candidates with some basic, existing knowledge of bicycle retail (i.e. knowing the major brands, types of bikes, etc.) and an interest in entrepreneurship, retail, small business, marketing, sales, and branding.
- Visit and build relationships with local bike shops;
- Encourage shop support of WABA membership and programs;
- Develop a directory and database of shops, their offerings, and services;
- Assist in the rollout of WABA's enhanced brand and membership package.
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include "Bike Shop Outreach Intern" in the subject line.
WABA seeks a full- or part-time, unpaid intern to become part of our Membership team. The internship will involve primarily office work, and is geared toward candidates with interest in nonprofit management, membership management and strategy, and grassroots advocacy. Scheduling is flexible.
- Assist in managing member data and communications;
- Assist in development of member benefits and outreach strategy;
- Assist with membership fulfillment;
- Assist with various membership and development reporting.
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, and include "Membership Intern" in the subject line.