Improve your ride and your city when you volunteer with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Come be a part of our work!

While some volunteer opportunities are only open to current SF Bicycle Coalition members, many opportunities are open to all. If you’re not a current member and would like to trade your volunteer hours for a year’s membership, check out our Barter Membership program. Want to know more about what it’s like to volunteer with the SF Bicycle Coalition? Read what past volunteers have had to say about their volunteer experiences in our Volunteer Profile archive. Looking for internship opportunities? See our open positions.

Volunteer on Bike to Work Day

On Thursday, May 11, join the nearly 300 SF Bicycle Coalition member-volunteers in celebrating San Francisco’s largest bike event of the year! Volunteers help out at Energizer Stations citywide on Bike to Work Day, brightening commutes with free coffee in the morning, or cheering folks on as they bike home in the afternoon. (Please note: Training is required for all Energizer Station volunteers.) You can also help us get ready for the big day by putting up posters or by participating in our bag-stuffing party.

Volunteer sign-ups for Bike to Work Day close Thursday, May 4. Sign up today!

Please note that you must be a current member to volunteer at an Energizer Station. Not a member? Join today!

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Bicycle Ambassadors

Join the SF Bicycle Coalition in reaching out to folks who bike – out on the streets and at events! Meet fellow bike riders and discuss how they can be a part of our work. Outreach is super fun and one of the most important ways you can help advance the bike projects that matter to you! If you’re an SF Bicycle Coalition member, exercise your advocacy muscle by coming to one of our bi-monthly Bicycle Ambassador trainings at our office.

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Community Bike Builds

Since December 2012, the SF Bicycle Coalition has been working with a variety of community-based organizations around San Francisco to organize Community Bike Build events. Each event is an opportunity for the community to come together and learn about biking in the city in a participatory manner from volunteer wrenchers.

4/1: Bike Build Prep Day


Family & Youth Biking

Help get little feet pedaling at Freedom From Training Wheels and teach the next generation the joys of biking! It’s fun, easy and so rewarding. Our experienced staff will give you the skills you need to help kids scoot, balance and glide on their bikes. If you’re a parent who already rides with your kids, come talk about your experiences and show off awesome gear at one of our Family Biking events.

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Monthly Volunteer Night

This is the SF Bicycle Coalition’s oldest tradition! Stop by, snack on tasty treats, chat with fellow members and volunteers and help us keep our organization rolling as we collaborate on group office tasks. Dinner is provided. Bring a friend – the more the merrier! Stop by after work; no RSVP necessary. We have ample bike parking in our office, so don’t forget to bring your bike inside.

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Phone Banking

Twice every month, our wonderful team of Phone Bank volunteers picks up the phones and keeps the SF Bicycle Coalition pedaling strong. Join us as we call friendly lapsed members, offering an easy way to renew. New to Phone Banking? Our fantastic Phone Bank Coordinator, Juli, will train you in everything you need to know. Plan to stay for the thank-you dinner afterward and get to know your fellow volunteers. Please note that you must be either a current member or completing a Barter Membership in order to volunteer with Phone Bank.


Tube Times Distribution

Help get the bike word on the street! Bring the Tube Times to your favorite neighborhood spots. This is a fun, quarterly volunteering opportunity great for those who have some daytime availability and love biking around San Francisco.

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Valet Bicycle Parking

Justifiably famous in SF, the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Valet Bike Parking is like a coat check for bikes. Give the precious gift of a worry-free fun time to a fellow bicyclist, all while in the company of other SF Bicycle Coalition volunteers. Our friendly and experienced staff will train you in everything you need to know.

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Community Service Program (formerly Project 20)

Need to pay parking tickets? Work them off at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition through a special SFMTA Community Service program! First go to the SFMTA Customer Service Center at 11 South Van Ness Avenue to find out your eligibility and sign up for the Community Service Program. More information at the links below. Contact our Program Coordinator with questions.

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