Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?


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

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

Current opportunities: (updated 1/11/23)

  • Trail work: The majority of our trail work volunteer opportunities occur between October and April when temperatures are cooler and soil conditions are optimal.  
  • Events:
    • Archipelago Ride  April 1, 2023   
      • Aid station volunteers, start/finish volunteers, and more! 
    • Cuyamaca Poker Ride  June 11, 2023
    • Mount Laguna Trail Fest  Oct. 13-15, 2023
 
  • Trail Work Opportunities with our Land Managers/Partners: 
    • Mission Trails Regional Park 
      • Third Sunday of the month and Monday/Wednesdays
        Work with Ranger Dan Kimpel with trail maintenance, construction and erosion control projects on the third Sunday of each month. For more information and to RSVP, please send email to dkimpel@sandiego.gov or call 619-668-2710
    • San Dieguito River Park
      • 2nd Sunday of each month, 8-11 a.m.
        Location varies monthly – check the Events Calendar for this month’s location

        Work with Rangers to improve the trails in the River Park! Unmaintained trails can quickly become rutted, unstable, or eroded, and are generally unpleasant to hike, bike, or ride a horse on. Tasks can include clearing and creating drainages, filling ruts, trimming plants, weed whipping overgrown areas, resurfacing trails, and more.  More Info. 


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
    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 and Management
    -Volunteer Coordination
    -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 

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

-development/event planning/volunteer coordinating

-graphics/marketing

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 trail users.  Advocates identify 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