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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Help grow the movement! Outreach volunteer opportunities

Help us grow our movement! Active Trans has a number of events scheduled this year where we need your help to represent us, engage the public in our work and recruit members.

If you're interested in one of these opportunities, please email the contact listed with the shift(s) you can take and your cell phone number. Please also consider attending our outreach training to brush-up on your skills and learn how to host your own Bike Pit Stop.

Outreach Training, April 26
Learn how to represent Active Trans at events, engage the public in our mission and sign up new members. We'll also train you to host your own Bike Pit Stop to serve cyclists on our streets and trails. Take this training, then sign up to volunteer at an upcoming event or to host your own Bike Pit Stop. April 26, 6-7PM, at Active Trans' office, 9 W Hubbard, Suite 402, Chicago. Please email Lee Crandell at lee@activetrans.org to RSVP or if you're interested in a future training date.

DIY Bike Pit Stops
Trained volunteers can run their own pit stops at a time and location of their choosing! We’ll provide materials and work with you to make it a success.
VOLUNTEER: Email Jason Jenkins, jason@activetrans.org

Chicago Green Festival at McCormick Place
We’ll be at a table at this event signing people up for Bike the Drive.
May 14, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
May 14, 1:00PM – 6:00PM
May 15, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
May 15, 1:00PM – 6:00PM
VOLUNTEER: Email Ethan Spotts, ethan@activetrans.org

MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive at Grant Park
We’ll be operating the blender bike and giving away smoothies as a tool to sign up members. We need six volunteers for each shift.
May 29, 8:00AM – 10:30AM
May 29, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
VOLUNTEER: Email Jessica Ryou, jryou@activetrans.org

Blues Fest at Grant Park – Bike Valet
We’ll run a free bike valet service and sign up members. Bike Valet volunteers will receive a shift meal.
June 10-12
8:30AM-2:00PM
1:30PM-7:00PM
6:30PM – midnight (probably 11:30PM on 6/12)
VOLUNTEER: Email Scott Bruzek, bikevalet@activetrans.org

Bike to Work Week pre-event flyering
May 3-6, on your own time, help distribute flyers at one or more of the following locations: Clark and Lincoln, Blue Island and Roosevelt, Wells and Division, Halsted and 18th, Lakefront Trail and Fullerton, Lakefront Trail and Museum Campus, Milwaukee, Grand and Halsted
VOLUNTEER: Email Kim Werst, kim@activetrans.org

Bike to Work Week
We’ll be cheering on bike commuters and giving out free coffee and goodie bags as a tool to sign up members at Bike Pit Stops (formerly Commuter Stations) and other Bike to Work Week events. We need two volunteers for each shift.
June 13, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Wells & Evergreen
June 13, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Blue Island & Roosevelt
June 14, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at North Shore Channel Trail at Foster
June 14, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Halsted & Clybourn
June 14, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at 3201 S Halsted
June 15, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Milwaukee/Ashland/Division
June 15, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Lincoln/Clark/Wells
June 16, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Lakefront Trail at Field Museum
June 16, 6:30AM – 9AM, Bike Pit Stop at Lakefront Trail at Fullerton
June 16, 7:30PM – 9:30PM, Movie in the park at Grant Park
June 17, 7:00AM – 10:00AM, Rally at Daley Plaza
June 17, 5:30AM-1:00PM, Bike valet at Daley Plaza
June 17, 12:30PM-8:30PM, Bike valet at Daley Plaza
VOLUNTEER: Email Kim Werst, kim@activetrans.org

Taste of Chicago at Grant Park – Bike Valet
We’ll run a free bike valet service and sign up members. Bike Valet volunteers will receive a shift meal.
June 24-July 2 Shifts:
9:00AM-2:00PM
1:30PM-7:00PM
6:30PM-11:30PM
July 3 Shifts:
9:00AM-3:00PM
2:30PM-8:00PM
VOLUNTEER: Email Scott Bruzek, bikevalet@activetrans.org

Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park
We’ll be signing up members at a tent in the festival’s non-profit area.
July 15-17, shifts TBD
VOLUNTEER: Email Jason Jenkins, jason@activetrans.org

Lollapalooza at Grant Park – Bike Valet
We’ll run a free bike valet service and sign up members. Bike Valet volunteers will receive a shift meal.
August 5-7
8:30AM-2:30PM
2:00PM-8:00PM
7:30PM-1:00AM
VOLUNTEER: Email Scott Bruzek, bikevalet@activetrans.org

We hope you can help us grow the movement and our membership this summer. We can't do it without your support!