Volunteer With Bike Ottawa

Bike Ottawa keeps the wheels moving because of our volunteers.

There are different ways to volunteer with Bike Ottawa, and we need people with a variety of skills. Volunteering can mean different levels of time commitment depending on your ability and availability.

Advocacy Working Group

Are you interested in making Ottawa more bike-friendly? Do you have an idea for a project and want to collaborate with other people? Join Bike Ottawa’s Advocacy Working Group! AWG members are constantly working on projects to improve biking in Ottawa. We follow and provide feedback on projects from the design phase to post-build review.

Suggested skills or interests:

  • Communication
  • Infrastructure design
  • Urban Planning
  • Engineering

Events Working Group

We can always use extra hands to help us represent Bike Ottawa at community events throughout the year. We also welcome suggestions for events, such as fun rides or community rides that explore bike-able routes in different neighbourhoods of our City. Our Events Working Group is the door to helping boost our presence at events throughout Ottawa.

Suggested skills or interests:

  • Event planning and logistics
  • Accessibility

Tech Working Group

Bike Ottawa has created a number of online mapping tools for people on bikes to get around our city–and those tools need maintenance! The Tech Working Group is dedicated to supporting our existing IT infrastructure and starting up new projects. Make a donation against tech debt and help out!

Suggested skills or interests:

  • Web hosting
  • Git/GitHub
  • HTML/Javascript/scripting

Communications Working Group

Through social media, traditional media, and targeted campaigns, Bike Ottawa’s communications are its strength. Help us plan and implement our public advocacy messaging and keep our members informed.

Suggested skills or interests:

  • Social media platforms and WordPress
  • Writing and copyediting
  • Graphics using Canva
  • Photo and video editing

Grants Working Group

Bike Ottawa makes efficient use of our resources, but sometimes a project is too big to rely on donations and volunteers alone. Our grants working group looks for opportunities to secure funding for specific projects where it might be available.

Suggested skills or interests:

  • Grant applications
  • Researching grant opportunities