Volunteers

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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 outreach and marketing needs?

Some volunteers take a weekly shift doing customer service or bike repairs in the shop. See below and contact Executive Director Christy Cowley.

One-time volunteer shifts for special events are listed on our Signup page.

If you haven’t volunteered with us before, please complete a volunteer application and attend our Volunteer Orientation if possible.

Sundays: Help with special projects and adult bike repair. Hands-on learning, no experience needed. See details and RSVP on the Calendar

Volunteer Orientation

5:30 p.m. third Wednesdays

Learn about our organization and the ways you can help. Register for our monthly Volunteer Orientation on our Calendar page. We’ll send you the Zoom link.

To learn more about volunteering give us a call at (425) 252-6952, stop by the shop during open hours, or email Executive Director Christy Cowley.

Types of Volunteer Positions

Customer Service Volunteers

Seeking friendly folks able to work a 3-hour shift one day each week (or every other week – flexible). Mechanical experience not required. Duties include:

  • Answer the phone, greets walk-in clients, donors, and visitors
  • Assist customers with bike, parts, accessory sales
  • Assists bike donors – ensures kiosk form completed, bike processed
  • Rings in sales and donations using Square – after background check*
  • Keeps front desk area clean, puts away excess parts / stock

As time and interest allow:

  • Bike repairs: perform minor repairs, if desired
  • Update bike inventory tracking using computer

Repair Volunteers

If you want to learn or practice bike mechanic skills, this role is for you. We have weekly shifts, or drop in to help when you have time. Beginning, intermediate and advanced bike mechanic duties:

  • Refurbish bikes for sale
  • Assist with customer repairs
  • Help walk-in customers with repairs
  • Keep work area clean, tools put away
  • Track work on white tag. Include a note on status at end of shift

We offer free mechanic training for volunteers – both informally and through classes.

Email or call us to learn more: sharingwheels@gmail.com or (425) 252-6952

Work at Home Volunteers

If you are more comfortable working in your own garage or shop, experienced mechanics may take bikes home to work on. We’ll send you off with the parts you need to refurbish a bike (or two).

Loaner bike stands and specialty tools may also be requested. You’ll need to complete our Volunteer Application, and talk to shop staff in person.

Outreach Volunteers

We need both customer service and mechanical volunteers to staff our mobile bike repair clinics and events throughout Snohomish County.

Event volunteers help represent Sharing Wheels by staffing a table, making minor bike (or walker!) repairs, and picking up or returning materials to the shop.

Sunday Volunteer Workshops

Help with special projects and adult bike repair. Hands-on learning, no experience needed. See details and RSVP on the Calendar.

Administrative & Promotional Volunteers

Do you use 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.