Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) (Bicycle Valet Volunteer)Organization Name: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
Opportunity Title: Bicycle Valet Volunteer
Category: Driving / Transportation
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: April 20, 2022
End Date: April 30, 2099
- Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Family-oriented volunteering
- Training or orientation required
The Bicycle Valet provides professional, secure, coat-check style bicycle parking in and around Metro Vancouver. Since 2006, this social enterprise of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), has parked 250,000 bikes. BEST is a non profit charity based in Vancouver. Will you be a part of this phenomenal program?
Benefits to Volunteering with the Bicycle Valet:
- There’s no regular time commitment necessary. Commitment is scary. We get it. Sign up online for a shift that works for you.
- Free entrance to the event you’re volunteering at, including Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions games!
- You can feel good taking concrete action supporting the environment and active transportation. People love our service and are really appreciative!
- Connect with the community, meet new people and have fun outdoors!
- ALSO, we have really awesome, legendary volunteer parties!
How The Bicycle Valet works and what to expect:
Volunteers will be given instructions beforehand about where to meet and set up. People will ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc., to the Valet; volunteers and staff will take care of their bikes while they’re at the event – just like a coat-check. More on site training will be provided and staff are always present and friendly.
Why The Bicycle Valet is Amazing
- It increases accessibility and removes barriers to sustainable transportation by providing security for bikes (and accessories). More people will ride knowing they have a safe place to park, and more people will attend an event that is so easy to get to.
- Creates peace-of-mind for attendees. Individuals worrying about the safety of their ride will be more inclined to leave an event early and will be less engaged.
- Reduces congestion. Driving to an event can be frustrating, parking is expensive, and shuttles or public transportation overcrowded.
- It’s Environmentally friendly! No greenwashing here! Transportation is a significant piece of an event’s carbon footprint. The Bicycle Valet enables attendees to choose an efficient, zero-carbon trip method.
This amazing program is powered by volunteers and we would love to have you join our team! Shifts are typically 4 hours long and require some physical labour. However, we support an inclusive and diverse environment and have flexible positions available for most. If you’re ready to get started visit https://thebicyclevalet.ca/volunteer and fill out the form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you soon!
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