Be a Ferry Volunteer

Local Motion's Bike Ferry, located 10 miles from Burlington on the beautiful Colchester Causeway, needs volunteer Dockside Ambassadors! Greet passengers, sell tickets, and provide tourist info to the best of your knowledge. Receive training on-site when you arrive for your shift. For every volunteer shift you work, you'll receive one free pass for the Bike Ferry!

Local Motion Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers needed... 

Summer Weekdays

Monday through Thursday, 4-hour shifts: 9:45 am - 1:45 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Spring, Summer, and Fall

Fridays, Weekends and Holidays, 4-hour shifts: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


How to get to the ferry (from the Colchester side): 

The Cut is 3 miles from Mills Point in Colchester, on Colchester Point Rd. There's a parking lot there from which you can ride your bike. Or park at Airport Park and ride 4.2 miles to the Cut, or ride from Burlington for a beautiful 10-mile bike tour!


Discount at City Market:

Interested in receiving City Market Member Worker credit for volunteering at the Ferry to receive a discount on groceries? City Market/Onion River Co-op Member Workers receive a 7% discount for two hours of volunteer time and a 12% discount for four hours of volunteer time. And you can bank up to 12 months of hours! To be eligible, you must first attend a Member Worker orientation.

Note: Ferry volunteers receive an additional 1 hour of work credit for the time it takes to transport yourself out and back from the Cut--that time will be automatically included when you sign up on (a total of 5 volunteer hours!).