Help BNB load a container to Rwanda! 11/14 – 11/16/2022

Bikes Not Bombs is scheduled to ship a container of bicycles and parts to our partner Learn Work Develop in Rwanda this upcoming Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 16th and we need YOUR help!

Join us on Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday at our warehouse in Dorchester (10 Harvard Street in Dorchester, MA 02124) to help us with this extremely important work. Volunteer roles will consist of stripping bikes, sorting parts, inventory tracking and counting, and much more. Bikes Not Bombs staff will be present to guide and direct volunteers. More information can be found below.

To join us for any of the three days please sign up here

We welcome anybody and everybody to help for any amount of time, and volunteers may register for as many shifts as they are available.

A previous shipment of Bikes Not Bombs bikes to Learn Work Develop in Rwanda

Location: The Bikes Not Bombs Warehouse at 10 Harvard Street in Dorchester, MA 02124. 

Date and Times:
Monday, November 14th to Wednesday, November 16th during any of the following times:

  • 8 AM to 11 AM
  • 11 AM to 1 PM
  • 1 PM to 3 PM
  • 3 PM to 5 PM
  • 5 PM to 7 PM

We welcome anybody and everybody to help for any amount of time, and volunteers may register for as many shifts as they are available.

What to Expect:
Volunteers will arrive and be assigned certain roles or to perform specific tasks. You will be lifting bicycles throughout the day. We advise you wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you are not worried about getting dirty. Dress warm as the warehouse does not have heating and work will be performed outside. Bring your own work gloves if you have them. Food will be provided for volunteers! 

Who are we shipping the bikes to?:
Learn Work Develop (LWD) is located in the Kayonza District of Rwanda. This program supports girls and women, and is focused on reducing early marriage and teenage pregnancy, LWD uses bicycles to establish social enterprise bike shops that double as vocational training centers for girls, teens, and young women, offering them skills development and jobs. The bike project offers vocational training in terms of mechanical skills and business administration. The bikes themselves provide reliable, affordable transportation for education and the revenue from bike sales helps Learn Work Develop carry out their mission of improving lives. Some of the services offered through the program include life skills development, job creation, advocacy in human and civil rights, and support for women’s issues. Bikes Not Bombs has partnered with LWD since 2018.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Andrew Ahern, Community Engagement Coordinator ( and Santos Carrasquillo, Director of Operations (