As important as the Annual Appeal is for FABB, one of our organization’s greatest strengths and needs is volunteer commitment to our work. If a cash donation isn’t possible now, how about becoming a FABB volunteer?
Volunteers are key to our accomplishments in bicycle safety education, promoting Safe Routes to School, bicycle infrastructure advocacy, and representing riders’ interests before public and private organizations.
As we head into 2023, FABB has numerous volunteer opportunities that will help us achieve our advocacy, outreach, and education goals. While some tasks involve public meetings and events, much of this work can be done on-line from home
Volunteer Coordinator. One of our primary needs is for an outgoing person to focus on recruiting new volunteers, maintain a volunteer database, and track volunteer activities.
Social Media Assistants. Our second greatest need is for one or more volunteers who are enthusiastic about social media, the internet, and everything in-between to assist with improving our engagement with members and others interested in promoting bicycling.
Social Ride Organizer. We seek an experienced rider to help identify and propose suitable social rides and routes and to recruit and train ride leaders and marshals.
FABB Public Event Representative. We need people to do “tabling” or staffing a FABB table at public events such as Bike to Work Day to explain our goals and accomplishments, promote FABB membership, distribute information and give aways, and collect contact information.
FABB Committee Representatives. To amplify our voice, FABB needs multiple volunteers to represent the bicycling community at various committee and organization meetings. These include the Trails, Sidewalks, and Bikeways Committee; Transportation Advisory Commission; VDOT Statewide Bike-Ped Committee; NOVA Stakeholders Group (Healthy Fairfax); Washington Area Bicyclists Association; and others.
ActiveFairfax Network Reviewer. FABB seeks a policy-oriented rider to lead our efforts to shape the draft ActiveFairfax plans for establishing a connected bike/ped network by reviewing draft proposals, preparing and submitting FABB comments, and speaking on FABB’s behalf at public hearings.
Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator. We want a local business-oriented rider to work with the Board of Directors to identify possible corporate sponsors, determine appropriate contacts, schedule meetings, and present FABB’s sponsorship proposals.
Bike Parking Project Leader. As part of our effort to advocate for bike parking in Fairfax County, we need a volunteer to work with other volunteers to develop an inventory of bike parking and identify high priority locations that need bike parking.
All of these volunteer opportunities are great ways to express your love of riding, advocate for better bicycling, and help others to ride. Time commitment depends on the position, but for the most part, you can spend as little time as is necessary or as much as you want to accelerate our accomplishments.
Interested? Then please contact us at [email protected].