Tags : ocean

17

Apr

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a huge AROUND-THE-WORLD SAILING RACE coming to Newport in May!

Bike Newport is one of the members of the volunteer-driven Sustainability Committee for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. Along with local environmental organizations Sailors for the Sea, 11th Hour Racing, Representative Lauren H. Carson, RI-DEM, Fort Adams Trust, Clean Ocean Access, Sail Newport, Newport Biodiesel and the stopover’s sponsor SCA, we are aiming to make the Newport stopover the most environmentally responsible port of the whole race! To do this, the stopover will deploy numerous strategies that reduce waste, educate attendees, encourage alternative transportation, use environmentally friendly products, and much more. These strategies all require a team of dedicated individuals, who can help the stopover meet its goal and help make Newport a leader in environmental sustainability! But we can’t do it without your help. Join the Green Team at the Volvo Ocean Race!

All volunteers for the whole shebang have to register through the Sail Newport volunteer portal. Please do so! There, you can sign up for the Green Team individual tasks, which are:

Waste Educator: To minimize the waste we send to the landfill, we need to ensure spectators use the right bin. Waste Educators will use this opportunity to inform spectators about proper waste management and how waste management can eliminate the need for landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and other big benefits.
Bicycle Greeter: Provide bike maps, assistance with parking, and other helpful resources to attendees and those arriving on two wheels.
Educational Signage: Ensure informative environmental signage is in place, engage spectators on the sustainability efforts and inform spectators on proper sustainability practices.
Sustainability Exhibit: Educate and engage VOR spectators on the sustainability efforts underway at the Newport stopover at the Exploration Zone.

Once in the volunteer portal, you can also choose the times and dates to volunteer that work best with your schedule. Commit to three shifts between May 5-17 and get a Green Team t-shirt!

Please help us spread the word – get your friends, family, roommates, and coworkers in on the sustainability action. Feel free to use the graphic below to post on your social media channels, and direct people to the sign up at the volunteer portal.

The post Join the GREEN TEAM at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover appeared first on Bike Newport.

30

Jan

Bike Newport Seeks Summer Interns

Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? We are a nonprofit organization with a mission: to improve, encourage, and facilitate bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

We have a fast paced work environment and seek passionate interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern, you will work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot!

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships.

Your Duties Will Include:

Managing our community bike parking program – bringing our portable bike racks around Newport to outdoor films, music festivals, and other events.
Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our two Bike Garages (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training).
Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for Cyclofemme/BikeFestRI, Bike to Work Day, Volvo Ocean Race, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below).
Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport.
Assisting with Saturday morning group rides and two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island.
Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.

We Value:

Team members who are prompt and dependable.
Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong verbal and digital communication skills.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics
Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress.
Attention to detail.
Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy.
Familiarity with social networking sites.

You Will Learn:

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to ensure you have a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field.

Details:

This internship begins May 1st and ends September 8th. It does not include financial compensation. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 10-20 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

You MUST be available on the following dates:

Saturday, May 10
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21
Saturday, July 4 – (morning only)
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to liza@bikenewportri.org by March 15, 2015

The post Bike Newport Seeks Summer Interns appeared first on Bike Newport.

30

Jan

Bike Newport Seeks Summer Intern

Do you love biking? Would you like to see more people of all ages riding bikes? Bike Newport is a nonprofit organization with a mission of improving, encouraging, and facilitating bicycling in and around Newport for the health and well-being of our youth and families and as a viable and enjoyable method of transportation for residents and visitors.

Bike Newport has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with our staff on a variety of programs, events, projects, and initiatives. No two days of the summer will be the same. And you’ll get to ride your bike – a lot!

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who knows the promise of bikes and is creative and thoughtful when interacting in the community and building relationships.

Your Duties Will Include:

Managing our community bike parking program – reaching out to partners and arranging rental and use.
Working with local youth and adults to repair and ride bikes at our two Bike Garages (note: bike mechanic skills preferred but not required – we will provide training).
Assisting our staff with event planning and day-of logistics for summer events, including: Cyclofemme/BikeFestRI, Bike to Work Day, Volvo Ocean Race, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Bike to the Beach (see dates below).
Creating content for our website and social media channels by writing stories, conducting interviews, taking photographs, filming video, etc. You can choose the media you prefer to document and share the experience of bicycling in Newport
Assisting with Saturday morning group rides and two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island.
Helping with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.

We Value:

Team members who are prompt and dependable.
Passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development.
Spanish language proficiency.
Strong verbal and digital communication skills.
Experience working with children.
Knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics
Familiarity with riding for pleasure and for transportation as well as experience with group rides
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office and WordPress.
Attention to detail.
Organization, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity, flexibility, and LOTS of energy.
Familiarity with social networking sites.

You Will Learn:

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. We can work together to tailor your duties to your academic and professional interests. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment at an award-winning organization and have ample opportunity to network with community leaders and other professionals in the non-profit and active transportation field.

Compensation: $2,000 stipend

Details:

This internship begins May 1st and ends September 8th. You will have access to our fleet of bikes and parts for your use. You are expected to work 10-20 hours/week, depending on your availability and our event schedule. Hours are flexible – mostly afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

You MUST be available on the following dates:

Saturday, May 9
Thursday, May 14 – Sunday, May 17
Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21
Saturday, July 4 – (morning only)
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Liza Burkin by April 15, 2015

The post Bike Newport Seeks Summer Intern appeared first on Bike Newport.