Man in shop apron works at tool bench

Volunteering at Sharing Wheels

As a nonprofit, Sharing Wheels relies on volunteers. We simply can’t fix used bikes and offer free community shop space without volunteer support. You don’t need to be a skilled bike mechanic to help out. Ongoing volunteer opportunities are listed below. To learn more, give us a call at 425-252-6952, stop by the shop during open hours, or come to a Volunteer Orientation Meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm.

We simply couldn’t succeed as a nonprofit helping low income people without the support of our many volunteers. In addition to our sincere thanks, you can earn the following benefits.

Volunteer Incentives

Volunteers who work at least 10 hours in a month can make special orders through our wholesaler at cost plus 20% (plus tax).

Help at three kids bike work parties (during our spring or fall seasons) and earn $20 credit to spend on anything at the shop. Must sign in and help at least 1.5 hours per event. 

Super volunteers – those folks who volunteer on a schedule and keep coming back – can earn a Sharing Wheels t-shirt and ultimately a customized shop apron. Cool, huh?

Upcoming volunteer needs

Saturday Shop Volunteers who can commit at least 4 hours per month are needed to help with customer service during our busy season. We’ll match the job to your skills: simple repairs, taking in donations, greeting customers, answering phones, etc. Must attend a volunteer orientation and have in depth knowledge of our shop and programs; where parts and tools are located in the shop and be able to adeptly explain our programs and how the shop works. Email or call us to learn more: sharingwheels@gmail.com

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Fix Kids Bikes

Special work parties are scheduled in the fall for Christmas House and in the spring for our Kids Bike Swap.

Bike work parties for our annual Kids Bike Swap are happening soon!
Join us any Thursday evening 6 pm -9 pm – April 23rd until June 25th, 2020 to help us get bikes ready.

Shop Volunteers

People with bike shop experience or mechanical training are always needed in the shop. We are happy to provide advice and assistance (where is that tool? ) as you keep your skills fresh refurbishing adult and kids bikes. Beginning mechanics and non-mechanical volunteers willing to get greasy are also needed. We often host Volunteer Repair Parties where people of all skills can help fix flats, clean bikes, and practice some basics.

Administrative & Promotional Volunteers

Do you do social media? We could use your help with Facebook posts and photos. You can also build computer skills by entering data and managing files. Other duties may include creating and delivering marketing materials, acknowledging donors, event planning, and organizing donations. Best if you can commit regular time weekly or monthly for consistency.

Event Volunteers

Community events that support our mission and help promote our work are great places to be – if we have volunteers. Event volunteers help represent Sharing Wheels by staffing a table, sharing shop information, helping with logistics, and returning materials to the shop. If you are interested in helping out at a future community event, contact us.