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 email email@example.com
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.
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
Shop Reorganization In August we took the first steps to clean out some of our excess bikes and parts. This month, we’ll be taking even bigger steps to ensure that our shop serves all parts of our mission. We’ll be rearranging, taking apart, hanging up, putting on display, labelling. This reorganization is so important that we’ll be closing the shop for the week of Sept. 23-29.
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, answering phones, etc. Must 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Fix Kids Bikes
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.
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.