Volunteer Positions

Board of Directors (Elected Positions)

Note: all Board positions are open to members in good standing of the Toronto Bicycling Network. All other positions are open to TBN members in good standing where a vacancy exists.

President - Works with other Directors and members in helping to develop, expand and implement club objectives, plans and programs.  Chairs board meetings, the AGM, and any other special meetings. Exofficio member of all standing committees. Recruits replacement Board members should a position become vacant. Enforces the by-laws, rules and regulations of the Corporation. Contact: president@tbn.ca

Advocacy Director - Works collaboratively with the Board to develop a goals and strategies for advocacy activities. Attends as many public planning meetings as possible to support the bicycle infrastructure and safety in Toronto, and in the GTA. Lobbies on behalf of TBN on bicycling issues. Contact: advocacy@tbn.ca

Communications Director - Responsible for publicizing all aspect of the club to existing members, as well as to the general public at large in an effort to retain and recruit members. Contact: publicity@tbn.ca

Cyclon Director - Coordinates the annual Cyclon rally held on the long weekend in August. Works with Cyclon committee members to choose a location, arrange accommodation and meals, develop cycling routes, organize social events, undertake publicity, manage the Cyclon budget, etc. Contact: cyclon@tbn.ca

Education Director - Plans and hosts Education Nights (generally held monthly) and organizes other educational events (e.g. the bike skills workshops and tour leader workshops), in conjunction with the VP's of Touring and Skiing as required. Arranges the speaker, venue, refreshments, and publicity for such events. Also arranges for an education article to be submitted for each newsletter. Contact: education@tbn.ca

Overnight Trips Director - Organizes and oversees all multi-day TBN trips with the exception of Cyclon. Works with trip leaders to set fees, sets up the web page and registration form and reviews the outcome.. Contact: weekendtrips@tbn.ca

Secretary - Arranges TBN monthly board meetings and takes minutes, keeping board members informed of agenda points and issues. Updates TBN records with Ontario authorities. Takes on additional tasks as requested by president and treasurer. Contact: secretary@tbn.ca

Social Director - Coordinates the Spring Dinner/Dance and the Fall AGM Dinner/Dance including arranging for hall rental, food, beverages, entertainment, ticketing, and door prizes. Also coordinates monthly socials, the annual barbecue picnic, as well as any other TBN social events and activities. Contact: social@tbn.ca

Technical Director - Develops and administers TBN’s website, databases, and other software. Manages technical support for TBN administrators and members. Establishes standards & procedures, balancing technical needs and ease of use. Evaluates new technology & tools and provides technical recommendations and guidance. Contact: webadmin@tbn.ca

Touring Director - Provides overview and facilitation of weekly scheduled activities including several cycling programs, and Fall & Winter activities. Contact: touring@tbn.ca

Treasurer - Administers the finances of the corporation. Maintains a full and accurate account of all TBN revenues and expenses. Deposits payments to the TBN, pays bills, and reimburses officers for reasonable expenses (in accordance with TBN policy).Prepares budgets and financial statements as required, including the Annual Financial Statements for the AGM. Has the care and custody of corporation funds and securities.  Bookkeeping and general accounting experience is required for this position. Contact: treasurer@tbn.ca

(Note that for the current vacancy, there is already a co-treasurer in place to write cheques and make bank deposits, so the candidate need not assume these duties.)

Other Volunteers

So you don't feel like serving on the board just yet? Following is a list of some TBN's non-Board volunteer positions.If you volunteer for just one event or position, you are helping the club considerably. And remember that volunteering is FUN and you get to meet lots of new people.

Membership Secretary - Approves new applications, sends out membership cards, tracks new and lapsed members. Contact: membership@tbn.ca

Activity Coordinators:

  • Tuesday Ravine Ride Coordinator
  • Wednesday Wheelie Coordinator
  • Wednesday Night Ride Coordinator
  • Friday Night Ride Coordinator
  • Freedom Friday Coordinator
  • Saturday Morning Ride Coordinator
  • Saturday Cruising Short Coordinator
  • Country Cruise Ride Coordinator
  • Sunday Urban Roller Ride Coordinator
  • Sunday Leisure Wheeler Ride Coordinator
  • Sunday Tourist Ride Coordinator
  • Hiking Coordinator
  • City Walks Coordinator
  • Ice Skating Coordinator
  • Indoor Spinning Coordinator
  • Ride Leaders and Sweeps (and lots of 'em)
  • Route Researchers
  • Map Makers
  • Bike Show Booth Volunteers
  • Ride for Heart Volunteer Coordinator
  • Cyclon Committee
  • Overnight Trip Organizer(s)
  • Photo Editor
  • Forum Editor

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