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Volunteer Opportunities

Variety Manitoba's Bike Camp

Variety Manitoba's Bike Camp is back for 2024 and volunteers are needed!

The two-week Bike Camp teaches 80 children ages 8 and up living with a disability to ride a two-wheel bike independently. Over the course of Camp, riders transition from specialized equipment to a two-wheel coaster bike as they learn the skills needed to balance and steer a bike on their own.

Students can volunteer as an individual, with their family, with friends, as a student group, or with co-workers for an employee-gives-back program. All opportunities are available.

From July 1–5 and July 8–12, volunteers are needed to follow their rider, who will drive back and forth inside an arena and outside in a parking lot. The volunteer spotters are needed to encourage the child, provide support, and ensure the child does not fall. 

Each child/rider needs two volunteer spotters to support them during their time at the Bike camp. Each session is 75 minutes. The first session of the day begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last session of the day begins at 3:35 p.m.

Spotter Volunteer Role Description:

  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years old
  • Volunteers are requested to attend a 45-minute orientation session on the Sunday prior to their shift(s). This orientation session is also available virtually.
  • Volunteer spotters are asked to walk/jog/run alongside a rider as they are learning to ride a bike during a 75-minute session (with short breaks). You will provide encouragement and physical support, as needed.
  • We encourage volunteer spotters to commit to attending all five days of camp for the same session(s), if possible. These children bond with their assigned volunteer(s) and rely on the same person to be there to support them each day of camp. If you cannot commit to five days, you can sign up for fewer or more session times. There is no minimum requirement.

Sign up for a Week One session

Sign up for a Week Two session

Questions or looking to sign up a large group? Contact Ashley Tavares via phone or email.


Start2Finish is a not-for-profit organization running after-school programs with an emphasis on social emotional skills, fitness and literacy in a little over 70 under-resourced  communities across Canada.

Workshop & Camp Instructor [PDF]

 We will be needing volunteers for both of our programs: 

  • our virtual : Brainworx! 10 week commitment (90minutes/week) 

We provide training and support when you become a volunteer with us.  Here is more information.

Visit the Start2Finish Volunteer page to find out how to become a Start2Finish volunteer.