Student Volunteers Needed!

The Ottawa Bicycle Club (OBC) is a not-for-profit organization*** that prides itself for being a premier cycling club in Canada, supporting high quality recreational and competitive cycling opportunities that promote a lifelong passion for the sport in cyclists of all ages. 

The OBC is looking for young volunteers to inject new energy into its programs, piloting this volunteer opportunity in three OBC programs in 2020/21. 


-No previous experience needed, training will be provided
-Must love bicycles and/or cycling!
-Willing and able to provide support in at least three Tuesday Women’s Time Trial evening events in August and September 2020, or in OBC marketing initiatives in September 2020 (minimum 9 hours); more hours and volunteer opportunities will be available in Spring/Summer 2021. Priority will be given to family members of OBC members and those who can commit to a minimum of 30 volunteer hours in total for the 2020/2021 cycling season.

What you will gain from volunteering with us:

-fulfill high school volunteer hours requirements
-secure a meaningful volunteer experience from an established bicycle club (that has considered and implemented COVID-19 safety protocols) 
- learn valuable sport and event management skills and gain insight in how sport associations work
-support your future job-hunting initiatives (see below for volunteer position descriptors that you can update your resume with):

Student volunteer, Ottawa Bicycle Club (OBC), Women’s Time Trials (WTT), Summer/Fall 2020, Spring/Summer 2021: Managed race entry points for WTT and ensured safe starts (touchless race starts) for time trial participants while observing COVID-19 safety protocols.

Student volunteer, Ottawa Bicycle Club (OBC), Women’s Time Trials (WTT), Summer/Fall 2020, Spring/Summer 2021: Entered data/results for the Women’s Time Trials into the OBC database.

Student volunteer, Ottawa Bicycle Club (OBC), Summer/Fall 2020, Spring/Summer 2021: Assisted in disseminating promotional materials for the OBC and gained opportunity to hone marketing skills with bicycle shops and stores while observing COVID-19 safety protocols.

How to apply:

Simply write an e-mail ASAP to outlining why this interests you, and when in August or September 2020 can you start; please attach a copy of your resume and include the name of two references.

***Community involvement hours will fall into the not-for-profit category as per the Ottawa Carleton District School Board: voluntary activities for any not-for-profit institution or foundation that would not displace a paid worker.