Cross-Country Cyclist

Bike & Build

About the organization

Bike & Build is a nonprofit based in Philadelphia that organizes cross-country and regional cycling trips for young adults (ages 18-29) to benefit affordable housing.
Each summer we have 3 cross-country routes, and 1 regional route. Each team is made up of 30 or so folks, 4 of which are leaders. The teams bike, stopping every 3-5 days to build affordable homes with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, YouthBuild, and more.

Duties

In preparing for the summer, our riders fundraise, volunteer with a local affordable housing organization, participate in discussions around affordable housing, and train on their bike.

Once on the road for the summer, our participants are responsible for being a team player, keeping up with cleaning, helping make dinner, setting up breakfast, driving a van/safety navigating a van, and so on.

Beyond that, Bike & Builders live the simple life. Wake up, eat, ride your bike, eat, sleep, and do it again the next day. Build days vary - some days you will be raising walls, roofing, landscaping, others you will be demoing, painting, or cleaning - we provide the volunteers & enthusiasm to get anything done.

Qualifications

Must be between 18 and 29 years old at the start of your trip.
Leader applicants must have a valid drivers license.
Must be flexible.
Team player.
No cycling or construction background needed.
Light-hearted, goes with the flow, leads by example, and values growth.
Can do attitude.
Humor a plus.

Salary

Small stipend available for leadership positions

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

In addition to our application, leader applicants must provide a resume.

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