Volunteers

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

To learn more, give us a call, stop by the shop during open hours, or email sharingwheels@gmail.com

Shop Volunteers

People with bike shop experience or mechanical training are always needed in the shop. Keep your skills fresh while helping us refurbish and repair adult and children’s bicycles. Intermediate to advanced mechanics should be able to work on their own with occasional advice  and assistance (where is that tool? ) from more experienced shop volunteers.

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 ad 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

Sharing Wheels is often invited to be part of community events. Local 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.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities and events:

Kids Bike Work Parties – Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. June 7 – Fix kids bikes at the shop. No experience necessary – just be ready to get greasy.

June 8 – 10 – Sorticulture bike parking – We need volunteers to help us provide bicycle parking for this fun three day event in Everett.

Farmers Market Bike Parking, Sundays in July – We also need volunteers to join us in providing bicycle parking for the Everett Farmers Market.

Check out our sign up sheet to help with bike parking!

Beginner Mechanics Class – Thursday June 14, 6 to 9 p.m – Learn how to make trail-side repairs like fixing a flat, or gear and brake adjustments.

Advanced Bike Mechanics Class – Sundays June 3 – 24, 4 to 7 p.m – Give your bike an overhaul while you learn about brakes, derailleurs, hubs, bearings, and more.

Kids Bike Swap – Sunday June 10  We’ll need lots of help all day – both skilled mechanics and basic friendly volunteers. Please save the date.

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