Volunteer positions available

24 Jan 24 | By pp-admin

What are volunteer roles? 

Volunteer roles are opportunities for Pedal Power members and volunteers to get more engaged in the work that we do. These roles are designed to be: 

  • Flexible – all these roles are designed to have flexible time commitments – you provide as much time as you want to, when you want to. 
  • Collaborative – roles will involve working closely with other volunteers and Pedal Power staff 
  • Easy to engage with – each role is designed to have a clear set of tasks and responsibilities, making it easy for volunteers to get working quickly. 

What roles are available? 

We are calling for volunteers for the following roles: 

  • Stalls/events coordinator 
  • Programs coordinator  
  • Campaigns coordinator 
  • Newsletter and Magazine assistant 
  • Web designer 
  • Member callers 
  • Bike Mechanics 

How do I get involved? 

To get involved, fill in our EOI form here.  

Volunteer role descriptions 

Stalls and Events coordinator 

Summary 

As the Stalls and Events Coordinator, you’ll help us deliver events and stalls at community events to raise awareness of our advocacy work, sign up new members and help encourage community members to ride more often.  

What you’ll do 

  • Find opportunities for Pedal Power to attend community events 
  • Create volunteer rosters for staffing stalls and events  
  • Organising engaging materials for stalls 
  • Bump in and out of stalls and events 
  • Assist in organising events such as forums and movie nights. 

Time commitment 

Flexible commitment of up to 2 hours per week varying with the event/stall schedule. 

Program coordinator 

Summary 

As Program Coordinator you will help support the administration of our cycling programs. We offer a range of cycling programs for Canberrans including learn-to-ride classes for children and adults, maintenance courses and The Bike Library.  

What you’ll do 

  • Organise Pedal Power programs, including booking venues, managing participant registration, printing participant certificates etc. 
  • Liaise with trainers and participants over any issues associated with programs. 
  • Organise a train-the-trainer session once every six months (to be led by an official trainer) 
  • Identify and pursue new program opportunities 
  • Assist in the administration of The Bike Library program including creating volunteer rosters and attending organising meetings  

Time commitment 

Up to 4 hours per week varying with the training schedule. Work can be done flexibly, though some office time will be required for printing certificates etc.  

Campaigns Coordinator 

Summary 

Help create engaging events for Greater Canberra supporters and for the public.   

What you’ll do 

  • Lead the established Campaign Team to implement campaign plans 
  • Help organise monthly meetings including facilitating the meeting and writing the agenda  
  • Be the point of contact between staff and the campaign team  

Time commitment 

2 hours per week. Work can be done flexibly, from home or the Pedal Power office to fit in with other commitments. 

Newsletter and Magazine assistant  

Summary 

Help us keep members and supporters up to date via our fortnightly e-newsletter “NewsWheel” and quarterly digital magazine “Canberra Cyclist”.  

What you’ll do 

  • Proofread and edit draft articles  
  • Assist in putting together the e-newsletter and digital magazine  
  • Sourcing new ideas and articles to ensure a diversity in topics  
  • Conducting short interviews for article content 

Time commitment 

Up to 2 hours per week. Work can be done flexibly, from home or the Pedal Power office to fit in with other commitments. 

Web designer 

Summary 

Refresh Pedal Power’s website and help to keep it up to date.  

What you’ll do 

  • Refresh our website to better highlight our work and achievements
  • Design new web pages to communicate our ideas and attract new supporters 

Time commitment 

Up to 2 hours per week. Work can be done flexibly, from home or the Pedal Power office to fit in with other commitments. 

Member callers 

Summary 

Call Pedal Power members to ask them to renew their membership.  

What you’ll do 

  • Call members to remind them about their expired membership 
  • Renew memberships over the phone  
  • Improve scripts for calling  
  • Record feedback on why members choose to renew/not renew  
  • Update member details where necessary 

Time commitment 

Up to 3 hours per week. Work can be done flexibly, from home or the Pedal Power office to fit in with other commitments.  

Bike Mechanics

Summary 

Join our team of volunteer mechanics who work on bikes that have been donated to the Bike Library.   

What you’ll do 

  • Assisting in repairing and checking over secondhand bikes that have been donated  
  • Assist in loaning out bikes to the community 
  • May include picking up bikes to be donated or supplies such as bike locks and helmets 
  • Learn from other bike mechanics to improve your knowledge and skills 
  • Attend ‘Fix n Ride’ events  

Time commitment 

Up to 3 hours per week on Tuesdays between 11am – 2pm. Work is carried out at the Bike Library at the Margaret Hendry School in Taylor.