How Can You Help?
Volunteer! There are many steps always ongoing to this program. There will always be a need for many things from volunteers for piloting, marketing, fundraising, to T‐shirts, signs, and helmets, not to mention insurance, storage, & more so if you would like to get involved in any way, please let us know who you are, and how you would like to help!
Information for Volunteers who offer to “Pilot”.
All volunteers must be trained and log approx: 4-8 hours of ride and pilot time on the trail before taking out a guest passenger.
Be advised you will need to commit to approximately a 2 hour time slot for each ride. This will allow for our guests to meet us, get comfortably settled in, about a half hour to hour ride, and plenty of easy going conversation with you, their volunteer, plus getting back to their transportation.
If you are accompanying a rider as an escort, you also need to be trained so as to know and understand the wheelchair bike and program. Friends and/or family members are always welcome to ride along to share in this special ride.
To ensure the safety and peace of mind of our passengers and their families, becoming a certified volunteer entails the following:
1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. Pass a background check. Applicants will be disqualified if they have criminal records, sex offenses, and/or repeated motor vehicle violations in their report.
3. Sign an original copy of the Joy 2 Ride Benzie Waiver Agreement .
4. Log approx: 4-8 hours of ride time (as a pedaler & passenger) with one of our trained volunteers. Prior to certification, no one may take out a passenger other than a trainer or another volunteer. Single wheelchair bikes must be accompanied by another person riding a bicycle who is also certified.