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. Looking for internship opportunities? See our open positions.
Light up the Night
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Light up the Night, an annual bike light distribution campaign. With our amazing volunteers, we install hundreds of white front lights and red back lights on bicycles for people riding in the dark. The campaign corresponds with the darkest months of the year, starting in November, right after Daylight Savings takes effect, and runs through January. To make sure that the bicycle lights go to those who need them the most, we keep the distribution locations a secret.
Please note that you must be a current SF Bicycle Coalition member to volunteer with Light up the Night. Not a member? Join today!
Polk Street Outreach
Polk Street is the North-South route in San Francisco, and we’re on the cusp of a once-in-a-generation chance to enact major safety improvements to this street. We need your help as a volunteer to hit the streets along the corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, gathering petition signatures. We’ll train you in everything you need to know and pair you up with a buddy. Sign up today to attend a training and for the outreach shifts that match your schedule!
Please note that you must be a current SF Bicycle Coalition member to volunteer with Polk Street Outreach. Not a member? Join today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on our floor, so don’t forget to bring up your bike.
Twice every month, our wonderful team of Phone Bank volunteers pick up the phones and keep 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.
Need to pay parking tickets? Work them off at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition through a special DPT program called Project 20! First go to the DPT to find out your eligibility and sign up for Project 20 at 567 Seventh St., Monday – Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm., Phone: (415) 626-4995. Download the PDF and contact our Volunteer Coordinator.