Volunteer Opportunities

Trips For Kids® is an organization made up of volunteers, and there are many ways to volunteer your time and energy. Please join us! Chances are you'll find it very rewarding.


Rides can take place any day of the week. Volunteers need to bring their own bike, helmet, lunch and water. We take groups of inner-city and under-served youth between the ages of 10 to 17 on rides to China Camp State Park, Tennessee Valley, Point Pinole Regional Park and Golden Gate Park. Volunteers meet at 9AM at the warehouse in San Rafael to load bikes and equipment into a van and then carpool out to the ride site. We supply bikes and gear for the kids. Specially trained TFK Staff Ride Leaders guide each ride, with assistance from our volunteers.

Sign up as a ride volunteer on-line or call us at 415-458-2986. Get a description of the day and directions to the warehouse.


Earn-a-BikeTrips For Kids needs volunteers to help with several programs for local, low-income youth in San Rafael. We need people to help with the bicycle mechanics training that is part of the earn-a-bike program. We also need other volunteers to help with after school art projects and homework tutoring. All these programs take place at the warehouse at 119 Larkspur Street in San Rafael. To volunteer, call 415-455-8876 or send us an email.


Throughout the year we need help in preparing for our various events and mailings. To volunteer, call 415-458-2986 or send us an email.


Re-CycleryWe need volunteers to help in our Re-Cyclery Thrift Shop at 610 Fourth Street in San Rafael. The thrift shop raises over half of the funding for our programs. Volunteers can help organize the shop, help repair bicycles, price and sort donations, and help customers. To volunteer, call 415-458-2986 or send us an email.

International Program

If you don't live in the Bay Area but still want to volunteer, we have chapters around the country that would love to receive your support.


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Into the Woods

Going out in the woods with a bunch of 11-year-olds allowed me to re-experience the same unadulterated joy and freedom I felt the first time I went for a mountain bike ride.

– Kevin O’Rourke, volunteer