"The best week of my summer!"

Numerous volunteers return year after year to experience the magic of watching a child ride for the first time — not to mention the allure of another cool tee shirt. We welcome volunteers who are at least 8th grade.

Get hours for community service

Half and full day volunteer opportunities give you the chance to spend time with some very cool people, be part of the magic when a new rider takes flight, and still have energy to celebrate afterward. Don’t worry about exercising this week, for you will get plenty here! Bring your community service form from your school and we’ll sign it!

The children you work with will bond with you

The power of that bond is critical to the rider’s success and can be compromised by hit-or-miss volunteer attendance. Additionally, many of our children are sensitive to change. For these reasons, consistency in spotter attendance is vital.

Volunteers should be in at least 6th grade. If you are interested in volunteering but aren't yet in 6th grade, please contact annbikefirst@gmail.com to discuss it.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are still in school, check with your school district to find out when your last day of school is. Due to snow days, Bike Camp may conflict with school in your district. Please contact us to discuss.



Bike Week volunteer schedule


Check-in Time End Time
Bike First! AM 7:30 12:45
Bike First! PM 12:45 4:45
Bike First! All Day 7:30 4:30
Saturday Set-up TBD TBD
Thursday Take-Down 4:30 5:30

Register to be a Bike First! Volunteer

Interested in being a spotter or working the front desk? Please contact Ann at bikefirst@nwdsa.org

Step One: Register Online

Fill out the online registration form below. If you are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the "Electronic Signature" portion of the form.

Step Two: "Friend" Us on Facebook

All volunteers must "friend" annbikefirst on Facebook.

Step Three: Plan for Volunteer Party / Orientation

Mark your calendar to attend a MANDATORY party / orientation meeting on Sunday, June 18, 3:30 - 5:00 PM at the Sullivan’s home.  

4811 NE Shaver Circle
Portland, OR 97213

Step Four: Receive Confirmation via e-mail

We will send you a Volunteer Spotter confirmation of your volunteer times and dates via e-mail. Please check your in-box and your junk box too, as this has been a problem in the past.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are still in school, check with your school district to find out when your last day of school is. Due to snow days, Bike Camp may conflict with school in your district. Please contact us to discuss. 


Bike Camp Volunteer Registration
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Waiver / Release
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I/We hereby give consent to Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA) and to photograph our child/self to educate others about the programs and services offered by NWDSA. Among the uses contemplated are illustration of articles in newsletters, in profiles that contributors receive, in brochures, to illustrate services discussed on the web site, in displays at community fairs, to publicize local programs, to make professional presentations, to conduct research on teaching techniques and equipment used at the clinic, and to publicize the equipment and teaching methods used. In giving approval, I/we understand it is without consideration of compensation of any kind, and NWDSA is released from any claims or liability. If wider use is contemplated, NWDSA will get separate approval.
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In the event that an emergency requiring medical or surgical care or treatment should arise while attending the NWDSA: Bike First! program, and I/We ARE NOT PRESENT TO MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS, I/we give consent for the NWDSA clinic staff to select and designate nurses, physicians, emergency medical staff (EMS) and surgeons to furnish such medical and/or surgical care as, in the judgment of a physician and/or surgeon holding a physician’s certificate issued by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Oregon may be needful and proper. I/We absolve NWDSA, and nurses, physicians, EMS personnel, and surgeons selected and designated by them, from any and all liability for their acts rendered in good faith.
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I/We recognize that NWDSA cannot accept responsibility for our personal property. To help eliminate losses, please tag name inside equipment, clothes or other personal items.
Electronic Signature
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This application must be "signed" electronically by someone over the age of 18. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian complete this portion of the application.
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By checking the "I Accept" box, you are signing this Registration Form electronically ("E-Signature"). You agree your E-Signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Registration Form, as if actually signed by you in writing.