Volunteer

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Volunteers are integral to WABA’s events, office management, advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives.

Volunteer opportunities will be posted on this page as they emerge. The best way to stay up-to-date with our volunteer needs are to sign up for our Volunteer and Event Hub email blasts (sign up here or to the right) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Did you know you can volunteer your way to a free WABA membership?! Volunteer three times to earn a one-year membership. Keep track of the times you’ve volunteered with us and apply for your free WABA membership here. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Anacostia River Festival

Bikes are going to play a big role in Anacostia River Fest this year and there will be lots of ways for you to engage. We’ll have more details soon, but if that’s something you might be interested in, let us know!

Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: Many volunteer shifts are available
Location: Anacostia River Park, Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Rd SE

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April Flier Hang-a-thon

Things are about to get very busy in the bike world, and we need your help to spread the word! We’ll be putting up fliers all over town to promote Bike to Work Day, the DC Bike Ride, and our spring education classes. Odds are good there’s a location near your work or home, so it’ll be super-easy to help out.

Date: Thursday, April 13th
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (depending on role)
Location: Various locations around the region

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Volunteer for the DC Bike Ride!

DC’s premier bike event is back, and needs a ton of volunteers to help out. Sign up to secure your spot as part of the DC Bike Ride Crew. DC Bike Ride has many fun volunteer positions available at the Friday and Saturday Packet Pick up, as well as at the Sunday Ride at the Start, Finish and out on the course!

All volunteers receive a Ride Crew t-shirt as well as snacks and drinks. DC Bike Ride also has opportunities for nonprofit groups to earn a donation when they bring out a group to help, so if you are interested, reach out to the DC Bike Ride volunteer coordinator, Karen Willard at volunteer@dcbikeride.com with any questions.

Dates: Friday, May 12, Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday, May 14th
Time: Various
Locations: Start location in West Potomac Park; End location at 3rd St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Packet pick up will be located in DC’s NoMa neighborhood.

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Metropolitan Branch Trail Coffee Outreach

The Trail Ranger team pops up every month to do AM outreach on the MBT and we could use an extra hand or two to help talk up WABA to trail commuters. No need to commit to the full two hours.

Dates: Fridays, April 14th, May 12th, and June 9th
Time: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: 4th and S St NE

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Ongoing Opportunities:

Call for craft supply donations

Do you have extra craft supplies that are lying in a box unused and no longer wanted? WABA is gearing up for a few craft events in the coming months and rather than buy new, we thought we’d put out the call for donations.

We’re especially looking for: adult scissors, modpodge, acrylic sealer, pipe cleaners, bias/binding tape, construction paper, cool things to temporarily decorate helmets with, paper/fabric paint, anything bike-themed, fake flowers, paper doilies, googly eyes.

Date: Anytime during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or by appointment if possible
Location: The WABA office, 2599 Ontario Rd. NW, Washington, DC
RSVP: outreach@waba.org before stopping by, please!


Help Bring Open Streets to Our Region!

Ongoing opportunities

WABA is building a coalition of DC residents  who are interested in bringing an open streets program to the District for the first time. An open streets program temporarily closes roads to vehicle traffic and opens them to people – so communities can come out in their street and enjoy the city in the most fun, active, and creative ways.

If you’re interested in learning more about open streets or joining our volunteer Open Streets Working Group, sign up here.


Become an Arlington PAL Ambassador

Ongoing opportunities

We’re working with BikeArlington to recruit a community of volunteers to inspire more Predictable, Alert, and Lawful road culture in Arlington County. Bike billboards, pizza nights, and block parties — all on your commute home. Click here to sign up and join us at our next event!


Become a DC Ambassador

Ongoing opportunities

WABA’s outreach team is recruiting a community of volunteers to inspire more bicycling in the District. Bike billboards, pizza nights, and block parties — all on your commute home. Click here to sign up and join us at our next event!


Become a WABA Ride Marshal

Ongoing opportunities

WABA relies on the support of hundreds of volunteer ride marshals each year to make our signature rides a success. We recruit marshals for all of our signature ride events. And new in 2017: we will be launching a new volunteer ride marshal training – so if you haven’t marshaled before and are interested in joining the ranks, sign up to be a Ride Marshal now for more info! The coolest thing about being a WABA Ride Marshal? You get to the do WABA ride events for free. Click here to join our Ride Marshal email list. 

For questions about volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@waba.org.