Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?


Please fill out this short survey and let us know how you would like to help.
 

Contact Karen St. Germain at volunteer@sdmba.com to sign up for a particular event unless otherwise specified

*To limit the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and prioritize the health of our community, our team is canceling all events for the foreseeable future, including trail work, community meetings and events. 


Current opportunities: (updated 3/18/2020) 

  • Trail work: opportunities posted as rain and conditions allow. 
    • Check event calendar frequently or SDMBA Meetup Page or Facebook Events.  
    • Exciting Trail volunteer incentive:  For each trail work event you attend during the winter 2019-20 season, you will get an entry to win a MTB trip for 1 from Escape Adventures.  Your choice of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon or Black Canyon in Arizona.  See all details and rules HERE
 

Got special skills? We need you!


We are always on the lookout for people with time and talent.

-Open Trail Liaison positions –  San Marcos, La Costa, Florida Canyon/Balboa Park, NICA/So cal League Liaison - Contact bens@sdmba.com for more information

-Board Members - the SDMBA Board will have two vacancies in January 2020. 
    Searching for positive and enthusiastic candidates with time and talent to strengthen our leadership.  
    Contact president@sdmba.com for information
    Looking for the following tasks to be filled by incoming board members: 
 
    -Event Planning
    -Marketing/Social Media
    -Trails Specialist/Project Management
    -Webmaster/database management/Membership
    -Development/fundraising 

-SDMBA ambassadors – staff table/booth at events and outreach opportunities

-photographers/videographers

-ride leaders/sweepers for meet up events 

-tech skills/website/social media assistance

-website content/guest blogs
  
-mapping (MTB Project, Trailforks, etc.)

-development/event planning/volunteer coordinating

-graphics/marketing

Committees:

Please participate with San Diego Mountain Biking Association by volunteering to serve on a committee.

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is the largest gathering of SDMBA volunteers and is an active forum for all committees, Board Members, invited parties, and the curious to gather and discuss challenges, opportunities, and fun times relating to mountain biking in San Diego. Members of the public are welcome to come and discuss issues and advocate for trails for all non-motorized trail users. Food and beverages are often provided with a small donation request to cover costs and pickup. Advocates find and address issues of access throughout the area, organize letter/email campaigns, work with liaisons to resolve conflicts and legal problems.

To volunteer for the Advocacy committee or to learn more, please come to an Advocacy Committee meeting or contact Ben Stone at bens@sdmba.com

Advocacy Committee
If you want to get involved in trail planning and digging, then become connected with one of our Land Stewardship Teams. To volunteer come to an Advocacy Committee meeting (generally first Monday of each month) or contact Don Sutton at don@sdmba.com

Education Committee
If getting more kids and families on bikes is your thing, get involved with the education committee. Several kid and family days are held annually and family bike rides are always popular. Connect with our local NICA teams or help communicate trail etiquette for all trail users at an outreach event. Contact Skii Fleeton at youthprograms@sdmba.com

Fun Committee
Responsible for promoting and running all social events, working with the designated SDMBA liaison for park approval. Any creative ideas and help producing events welcome.
To volunteer come to an Advocacy Committee meeting or contact Jose Galaz at jose@sdmba.com


Sponsorship Committee
Working with the business community to secure support for SDMBA work through donations and foster relationships that strengthen our mountain biking interests and community together. Marketing and social media help needed also. To volunteer come to an Advocacy Committee meeting or contact: josh@sdmba.com

Membership and Marketing Committee
Finding ways to increase membership maintaining website/trailnews, report on growth, explore options for attracting members, and survey membership. To volunteer come to an Advocacy Committee meeting or contact: info@sdmba.com