We always are looking for caring adults to join our Bike Club rides, where we meet riders at their school (usually elementary students and some middle school) and ride with them to different destinations encouraging safe riding along the way. Bike Clubs often bike through areas with some traffic and we need volunteers to accompany our rides to guide our students in safe riding techniques. Assistant Instructors are paired with a Lead Instructor who designs and leads the rides. Assistant Instructors responsibilities are to arrive at their assigned school on time, ride with students and the Lead Instructor, and have fun!
Bike Club Assistant Instructor duties may include:
Housed in a modified 20’ shipping container owned and managed by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, the Hubs consist of a micro bike shop with an array of tools, stands, and parts for community members to use to repair their personal bicycles, as well as a bike fleet storage and management area.
Bike Hub Shop Volunteers duties may include:
Volunteers in this position would need to have some bike maintenance knowledge including changing flats, tightening brakes, etc. Training can be provided to prepare for this position.
The Bike Hub are located at Gus Garcia Recreation Center and Dove Springs Recreation Center and operate on weekday afternoon/evenings and during the day on weekends.
Golden Rollers is a collaboration between the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the City of Austin Parks and Rec Department that provides an opportunity for adults aged 50 and older to engage in low-impact, tricycle-based recreation, exploration, and transportation. Volunteers would lead the tricycle group through the Boggy Creek Greenbelt area on bicycle, pacing the ride to meet the needs of participants.
Volunteer Duties may include:
This program takes place on weekday mornings at Conley Guerrero Senior Center and will soon be launching at Dove Springs and Garcia Recreation Centers. Volunteers would be expected to bring their bicycle and arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the program to prepare for the ride.
(Volunteering as a family welcomed!)
We often facilitate bicycle safety courses at public health and recreation fairs and need caring adults and/or families to assist us in running these courses.
Bicycle Safety Course volunteers may be asked to:
Special events occur throughout the year at locations all over Austin. Please see our calendar for information about our next event. We typically need 2 – 3 volunteers per special event. Please register for an event using this form or through our events calendar.
A Ghisallo Community Contact provides equitable access for all bicycle services and ultimately connects people to jobs, education and other essential services. Ghisallo Community Contacts are individuals that live in an Austin neighborhood who are not only helping us collect community needs information but also enabling us to deploy programs and services directly to neighborhood areas through staff and our volunteers. They strengthen community access to resources and services, including our educational bike programs, bikes, helmets, basic repairs, fix-a-thons, route planning assistance, bike parking, and events.
Community Contact duties may include:
Volunteers in this position would be friendly, approachable, and community-oriented. No qualifications or educational experience required. Preference for those involved in or attend one or more of the following: active coalitions, organizing groups, neighborhood associations, community-based organizations. High priority areas include Runberg, Dove Springs, MLK, East Austin, Pecan Springs/Windsor Park area, and St Elmo/Joslin.