How are you promoting the bicycle everyday?

Volunteering is the easiest way you can help spread our message. With the help of our volunteers, we’ve been able to:

  • Teach thousands of students helmet and traffic safety skills at local elementary and middle schools through our Safe Routes to School programs.
  • Get funding to expand trails by providing trail use statistics in yearly trail counts.
  • Encourage bicyclists and motorists to share the road, by handing out cycling awareness information.
  • Regularly hand out bike maps and encouragement by attending local community fairs and events.
  • Decrease traffic and air pollution at events by providing valet bicycle parking services.
  • Increase bicycle awareness by increasing our membership.

Let’s face it – without you, SVBC loses its power and reach. So, how are you making bicycling a viable mode of transportation in Silicon Valley?

Volunteer, Become a Member

In addition, those who log 20 volunteer hours for SVBC in a calendar year earn a SVBC membership. Get local bike shop discounts, free entry to our annual parties, and contribute to our work for safer streets and tails while volunteering and having fun!

Here are some ways you can help. One of your hours can go a long way! Fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page or email volunteer@bikesiliconvalley.org if you are interested in any of the roles below. Also, be sure to check our calendar for upcoming volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule.

Local Teams

Keep us informed about your local advocacy issues, events, and volunteer opportunities, all while getting to know your bike advocate neighbors.

Bicycle Parking Attendant

We offer bicycle valet parking at a number of events, where our volunteers provide a watchful eye and safe assurance to many bicyclists. Join our team of bike parking pros to encourage travel by bike to our area’s races, festivals, concerts, and sporting events!

Area Reporters

Our weekly e-bulletin is always looking for interesting bike events and related topics to cover, and staff can’t possible travel to every BPAC and city council meeting in our two counties. Let us know if you’re interested in preparing a weekly or monthly rundown of the bike issues in your town.


Who doesn’t need great pictures? These photo-eyed folks attend our events to take some awesome pictures. Let us know if you’re interested today, and we’ll tell you about the next event.

Graphic Designers

Between fliers, postcards, or stickers, we’re always looking for great graphic designers that can help us emphasize how awesome bicycling is.

Outreach Captains

By representing Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition at various fairs and events and setting up tables in which residents can pick up bicycling maps and brochures, these volunteers help introduce Silicon Valley to the possibility of a more bicycle friendly community.

Data Entry

Do you love Excel? Salesforce? Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition needs volunteers to help us process memberships, donations and other supporter information onto our database system. Some training will be provided, but we are very interested in volunteers who have experience with and are comfortable using Salesforce and Excel.

Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@bikesiliconvalley.org to sign up for any of these positions! Have a special talent we haven’t thought of using? Let us know!

Volunteer & Intern Policy

As a representation of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, all volunteers must acknowledge and agree to our Volunteer and Intern Policy. For new volunteers and interns, please bring a printed copy of the last page with your information and signature to your first shift or orientation.

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  1. Dawn Murakami

    I am disappointed that I had to cancel my son’s participation in your bike safety class on Tuesday. Is there another one scheduled? If not, how would I be able to bring your program to my local libary/school/etc.

    I was really excited to see the programming this summer. I had be looking for such a program for my son for a few years.

    Thank you!

  2. Kevin Tran

    I’m interested in volunteering my Excel skills for data entry.

  3. Steve Quigley

    My church, Willow Glen United Methodist, is hosting a barbecue luncheon for the homeless October 1st from noon to about 2 pm. My pastor asked me if I could get someone to offer free bike tuneups at that time. Is anyone here able to help? I will be there; I have participated in a Big Bike Build and have been tuning bikes for refugees at the Emmauel House on 11th St. But, I would appreciate having others there to help me tune up bikes. A few months ago, we hosted a similar event and had about 30 people come, so I know we will have customers. The church would also love to have a bike or two donated for a raffle. If you are willing to help, please call Willow Glen UMC at 408-294-9796 or email me at sb_quigley@sbcglobal. Thank you! Steve Quigley

  4. Bob Reklis

    They just closed my bicycle commute route on the San Francisquito Creek trail along the levee. It is suppose to remain closed for 4 weeks. I can’t get any information on plans beyond that. The flood protection project does not respond to e-mails. Riding on E. Bayshore Road in rush-hour traffic is not fun. Does anyone have any information or suggestions.


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