Container Loading

Date: 
Sun, Feb 26th, 2017,
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

We're hosting a special training for Container Packers on the Saturday before this loading.  Join us from 11-2pm to learn just how we fit 500+ bikes into a container...and how you can help!  RSVP!

Where this container is going

(In Ghana and Sierra Leone)
Village Bicycle Project brings bicycles to the most rural areas of Ghana and Sierra Leone and organizes village-based workshops at which people can purchase bicycles at subsidized costs and receive training in basic bicycle maintenance. Read more...

What's a container loading?

When we ship bikes overseas through our International Programs, we have to pack them into a huge sea freight container as tightly as possible. With careful packing we're able to fit up to 500 bikes (plus parts) in one container, but this is no easy feat! We need all the volunteer help we can get, so this is where you come in! Helping out at a container loading is hard work, but very rewarding. You'll meet new folks and feel great knowing that your energy is helping bring affordable transportation and economic development to communities in need. 

Let us know you're coming!

RSVP for this Loading!

Please click the button above to let us know you're coming. This is very helpful for us to know how many people to expect. Thanks!

Attending this loading

The event is RAIN or SHINE.

  • Volunteer for the whole day or help out for an hour – we'd love to see you!
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • The warehouse does not have heat or A/C and will be open to the air, so bring weather appropriate clothing.
  • Also bring a pair of work gloves, or something similar, if you have them because you will be carrying a lot of old dusty bikes.

Where to show up

Come to our warehouse at:
10 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA

The warehouse is about a 10 minute walk from the Fields Corner T-Stop.