Volunteer Nights

Where

The BNB Hub 
284 Amory St. 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

When

Every Wednesday night
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Any schedule changes are posted on website.

Busy volunteers on Volunteer Night - Photo by Dan BeharTubes rolled by volunteers - Photo by Webb Chappell

Come help us process donated bikes to use in our programs!

NOTICE ABOUT VOLUNTEER NIGHT

Unfortunately, Volunteer Night has been canceled through the end of the year. Our warehouse is at maximum capacity, so we look to realign Volunteer Night with our organization's priorities and kick back off in 2022. Additionally, please help us wish our Director of Recycling & Operations, Martinas Andrius a very warm farewell. He was instrumental in coordinating Volunteer Night in 2021 and we are appreciative of all his efforts! Stay tuned for official notices on our website (http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/) for more information about Volunteer Night in 2022.

Attending

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • All skill-levels and ages are welcome!
  • Spots are available for the first 20 registrants.
  • Try to wear clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toed footwear is required to ensure the safety of all program participants.
  • Occasionally, Volunteer Night will be canceled due to weather or a holiday. Such cancelations will appear in our events list on the home page. 

The work

Work may include the following common tasks:

  • "Flattening" bikes -- turning the handle bars sideways and the pedals inside-out so that the bikes fit easily into a shipping container to send overseas in our international programs.
  • "Stripping" bikes -- taking all the parts off of a frame (needs to be done for bikes that have some broken pieces). 
  • Sorting parts
  • Building up bikes
  • General cleaning, housekeeping, and other tasks!

A volunteer coordinator will show you what to do, and no experience is required. 

Bringing a group

Please schedule groups with us at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Gary Chin at gary@bikesnotbombs.org.

Due to our limited capacity, not all group volunteering requests can be accommodated, and we can only accommodate groups of 5 or fewer people.