Volunteers

Volunteering at Sharing Wheels

Do you want to hang out with fun people, help clean, repair or otherwise do things with bikes, or support our administrative needs?

As a nonprofit, Sharing Wheels relies on volunteers. We simply can’t fix used bikes and offer our community bike shop without you.

COVID: To support maintain a safe shop environment, in-shop volunteering is currently limited. Ongoing activities:

  • Summer event volunteers – signup below.
  • Taking donated bikes home to repair and return.
  • Filling designated shifts to help with customer service.
  • Posting bikes and parts for sale online.
  • Basic shop support: tire fixing, cleaning, stripping bikes.

Complete a volunteer application or contact the shop to learn more.

Volunteer Day July 19

Join your Sharing Wheels friends for a day of service to the shop on Sunday, July 19. We will be cleaning bikes, replacing tires, fixing flats and other basic repairs needed to prepare donated bikes for customers or clients. No experience needed.

We’ll use tents in the parking lot and stands in the garage to maintain social distancing – while still being social. Pizza and beverages provided.

We’ll have two shifts, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 19. Sign Up below.

Volunteer Orientation

 New volunteers are encouraged to attend a Volunteer Orientation Meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm at our shop.

To learn more about volunteering, give us a call at 425-252-6952 or stop by the shop during open hours.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

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.

Shop Greeters 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 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

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 at sharingwheels@gmail.com

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 are typically Thursday evenings 6 pm -9 pm.