Volunteer with BNB

Bikes Not Bombs simply couldn't function without our tremendous volunteer support! Volunteers earn credit by the hour, which can be cashed in for used parts, frames, or even whole bikes. A staff member will reach out to you when you use our Volunteer Interest Form to sign up for current and ongoing volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bikes Not Bombs.

When: All days (Tuesday through Sunday), check webpage for specific times and days 

Where: BNB Hub, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

What: Helping process donated bikes for use in our programs. Prior experience and bike mechanics are helpful, but not required!

Every year in June our Bike-A-Thon engages over 100 volunteers! We need people to do all sorts of things like riding along the route, setting up tents, selling raffle tickets, taking pictures, and much much more! Volunteering for this big event is a fun way to get involved and meet other people who support the work of Bikes Not Bombs.

International Bike Shipments

Come help load a 40-foot container with bicycles and parts to send overseas. Nine or ten times a year we bring in lots of volunteers for most of a weekend day to do this. 

Here are the upcoming container loadings:

Currently we have no container loadings scheduled. Due to the complexities of international shipping, we are not often able to schedule container loadings very far in advance. Check back again soon!

We'll give you a full course in bike mechanics, and then you will help teach young people to rebuild and earn a bike to be their own! Go on fun rides and teach about safe riding and social justice issues. Female and male volunteers needed!

Organize a local bike collection in your neighborhood through your school, community group, church, or family!

When you do the outreach to bring the bike donors to your drive, we'll send a trained BNB volunteer with a big truck to come pick them all up. 

Lunch Brakes

If you're interested in getting involved with BNB but don't have the time to come to us, consider hosting a Lunch Brake at your office. We'll come to your workplace for a one-hour multimedia presentation that describes our programs and all the ways you can join the Bikes Not Bombs community. All you have to do is gather some co-workers and secure a space.

For more information, or to schedule a Lunch Brake, contact our Executive Director, Elijah Evans, at elijah@bikesnotbombs.org or 617-522-0222 x105.

Van and Truck Drivers

We need experienced drivers with large trucks and vans who will pick up bikes from donors on a very occasional basis and bring them to us. Every spring and fall we collect bikes at drives throughout the state, and helping run these drives and transport the bikes to us is a great way to support our work.

Eric Mearns coordinates our drives, and he can be contacted at eric@bikesnotbombs.org


We can always use more photos of our programs! If you love taking pictures, we'd love to have your help capturing all the exciting work that we do!

Email gary@bikesnotbombs.org to be added to our list of volunteer photographers.