OCBC is Hiring!
OCBC is looking for an energetic, empathetic, and engaging person to assume the role of Volunteer Coordinator at OCBC, as we bid a (gradual) farewell to our friend and esteemed colleague, Erin Costello.
If you are interested in taking on this challenging and rewarding job, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Volunteer Coordinator Application by October 17th. The full job posting is located here.
I will be leaving OCBC to pursue a career in education, specifically
becoming a classroom teacher. My work here has been really influential
in that decision, since working with people (volunteers, students,
shop-users, and customers alike) and helping them to understand
something new is my favorite part of the job. I intend to go back to
school in January and work toward getting my teaching license.
My experiences at OCBC have been eye-opening, in many ways. I’ve learned a lot and gained many skills: how to work on a bike, how to staff events, how to manage work flow, how to work with non-profit/community partners, and much more. In my opinion, the most important personal skill I’ve developed is how to recognize the skills present in every individual, and how to work with and support them. OCBC is a place where anybody can come to help out and I am grateful to have gotten to work alongside so many awesome people.
Between now and January, I will have consistent presence at OCBC, helping to hire a new volunteer coordinator and train that person for the role. I will also be transitioning into working as a substitute teacher, to practice classroom management and help decide what age group I’d like to teach. Hopefully I’ll teach a little yoga on the side (fingers crossed!). In the future, I will continue to be involved as a volunteer, specifically with the shop classes and whatever else the new volunteer coordinator needs me for!
Thank you all for reading and for working with me at OCBC. I truly appreciate my time spent here and the friendships I’ve made.
OCBC Closed Wed.9/28-Sat. 10/2 for inspiration!
OCBC staff is heading to Detroit for Bike! Bike!, an annual conference of Community Bicycle Organizations. If you are interested in attending, sessions will be on that Fri. and Sat. -- more information and registration is here.
We'll be back to business as usual on Tuesday, 10/2, and hope to see you then.