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.

Kids Bike Program

Fall means its time to fix kids bikes for Christmas House. We have repair parties every Tuesday and Thursday nights from October through December. We also encourage your group or family to schedule your own work family (or take bikes “home” to fix).

You need to register in advance.

Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Ongoing activities:

  • 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.

Parking Lot Sale – Oct. 30

We are continuing our spring cleaning and need volunteers to help manage our upcoming parking lot sale. Help us get set-up, tagging, staging and selling bikes, parts and accessories. 

If interested in helping out (limited to 6 volunteers),please complete the sign up form 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. Note: Due to COVID, group orientations are canceled – please call shop 425-252-6952 to schedule one on one orientation.

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

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Shop Volunteers

Volunteer bike mechanics are always needed in the shop. Have you repaired bikes at home or worked in a bike shop? Keep your skills fresh refurbishing adult bikes and helping customers in the shop. Beginning mechanics and non-mechanical volunteers willing to get greasy are also needed.

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.

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 Tuesday/Thursday nights 5:30 pm -8:30 pm.