Our seasonal Trip Leaders are responsible for coordinating the logistics of a 3 to 11 week bicycle tour for a team of ~30 young adults. Main responsibilities include:

– Fundraising to participate in the program
– Managing trip participants through ongoing pre-trip communication
– Securing overnight host accommodations for 14-16 days of the trip
– Coordinating with volunteer Build Partners across the US
– Facilitating an Affordable Housing Curriculum with trip participants
– Creating daily bicycle routes from city to city
– Enforcing all Bike & Build policies will on the road
– Overseeing and facilitating day to day trip logistics throughout the trip

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Fundraising, Instruction and Guiding, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


We hire Trip Leaders to be part of a Leadership Team of 4, therefore we do not expect any one candidate to have all the experience outlined here. Trip Leaders typically have some or all of the qualifications listed below:

- Experience in event planning or logistics coordination
- A passion for service and service-learning
- Discussion facilitation skills
- Interpersonal communication and conflict mediation
- Group dynamic management and leadership
- Bike riding experience (all levels; novice ci

About Bike & Build

Bike & Build engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise and awareness for the affordable housing cause. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that fosters a sustained connection to community. We advocate for the need for affordable housing in thousands of communities across the country.

For nearly 20 years, Bike & Build has organized bike trips and bike rides centered around affordable housing. Each summer we have about 120 participants (ages 18-29) who spend their summers pedaling across or around the US, committed to education around affordable housing; advocating for the cause; and spending 15-20 days volunteering on-site with a range of affordable housing organizations along the way.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://bikeandbuild.org/application/. After an initial online application is submitted, Trip Leader applicants will be asked for a resume and some supplementary short answer questions.