Volunteer Nights

Where

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

When

Every Tuesday and Thursday night
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
(except when canceled, as listed on home page)

Wheel sorting - Photo by Webb ChappellBusy volunteers on a Thursday night - Photo by Dan BeharTubes rolled by volunteers - Photo by Webb Chappell

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

Attending

  • All skill-levels welcome!
  • Show up without RSVP!
  • Drop in any time throughout the evening!
  • Occasionally volunteer night will be canceled due to 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
  • Other things too!

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 Eric Mearns at eric@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. 

Volunteer credit

Helping out at volunteer night you can earn credits to be redeemed for used bike parts and accessories! We can also provide a letter confirming your volunteer time (useful for community service).