Volunteer Nights


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


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!


  • 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.