" The cyclists who take us out are so smart, so knowledgeable, and so interested in me, that the time on the trishaw goes by so quickly and I am smiling all the rest of the day."
Miles of Smiles Colorado, for its state wide initiative and for its trishaw operation in Boulder, always welcomes volunteers - as cyclists, scheduling support, trishaw maintenance, and trainers/facilitators.
-Be a Pilot-If you are a cyclist, you’ll enjoy the trishaw ride experience. More experienced cyclists can help train new volunteers.
-Help it Happen-If you have an interest in working with the older adults in our communities and are not an avid cyclist, you’ll enjoy any of our non-cyclist volunteer opportunities. From phone calls to grant writing, to trishaw maintenance and serving as a goodwill ambassador, the opportunities to volunteer are many.
•Our volunteers are college students, retirees, flex hour workers, and sometimes full-time employees
•All volunteers complete rigorous training and CBI background checks
•Miles of Smiles organizes trishaws , cyclists and other volunteers, providing training and offering the trishaw experience in Boulder, Lafayette, and Cheyenne, WY
Find out more about volunteering with Miles of Smiles.
"We enthusiastically feel that the service you provide seniors enriches their lives. Our Mom could not be happier on the days she gets to go on your bike rides. It is great that we get to go with her and enjoy the outdoors. We all enjoy the nature and scenery around the bike paths. This is so freeing for Mom to be out and seeing different things.
We also feel that you and the volunteers bring a great attitude to the experience. We appreciate how you interact with Mom. We look forward to spring when the bike rides will start up again."
The sole purpose of the ride is to create a safe, secure environment in which the passenger has a fabulous time.
Create a moment for deep breaths of fresh air in the outdoors, generally in a park or along a creek/river trail.
The story untold is a story lost forever, what a great chance to share the life journey while on a trishaw experience.
Among cyclists and passengers and all those we greet along the way.
Whether mobility impairment is caused by age, memory loss, or other conditions.