VOLUNTEER FOR THE BMA
- Volunteers are the lifeblood of the BMA - the future of the club rests with volunteers
- Volunteers ensure that BMA riding events and activities continue
- Meets your membership obligation to volunteer at least 4 hours per year
- You get to know other members of the club
- Supports advocacy to protect and guarantee access to ever fewer riding areas
- Provides an excellent opportunity to learn the trail systems and the local riding areas
- It is a lot of fun - ride with family and friends while supporting you club!
What will I be asked to do?
There are numerous volunteer activities available for riders of all levels. Activities include, but are not
- Trail clearance
- Leading and organizing club events
- Helping run club events - set up, registration, sound testing, parking
- Helping explore and map new trails
- Guiding small groups of riders
- Placing directional arrows on trails in advance of events
- Sweeping trails and removing arrows following events
If you have any questions, please contact the BMA Volunteer Coordinator or the specific event organizer whose contact information can be found on the event web page.
How do I volunteer?
Volunteer recruitments will be linked directly to specific events and activities.
Throughout the riding season, potential volunteers should scrutinize the list of club events and identify specific events that they would like to support.
For each event, the volunteer requirement will be found at the volunteer sign up page for that event.
The event organizer will monitor volunteer returns and communicate directly with the volunteers to fill vacancies, arrange training as required, make adjustments, and coordinate details.
The event organizer will also provide feedback to the volunteer during and following the event, as necessary.
The last step in the process is to record your volunteer hours.
Recording volunteer hours
On your computer, Smartphone or tablet, go to the BMA website, open the "About BMA" tab, open the "Record Volunteer Hours" tab and fill in the form.
The club uses the “recorded hours” to recognize the contribution of volunteers, to determine the overall of club volunteer participation, and to use the data in discussions with interested stakeholders