Volunteer Opportunities

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

We are actively recruiting volunteers to assist with Bikes Not Bombs' key operations at our Hub (administrative offices) and Bike Shop & Training Center. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday.

If you are volunteering on site, please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty; closed-toed footwear is required to ensure the safety of all program participants.

34th Annual Bike-A-Thon

The Bike-A-Thon would not be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers. Join us and you get a free T-shirt, breakfast, lunch, and the satification of being a part of an extraordinary day!

Sign up for one of many slots, and we will be in touch with details about your role as we get closer to the event. Keep in mind that that the Bike-A-Thon is on September 12, 2021 and the rain date is September 26, 2021. 

Volunteer Apprenticeship program

Bikes Not Bombs offers six unique volunteer apprenticeship opportunities. Please click on each title to view the corresponding volunteer job description.

  • Admin & Outreach Apprentice - Provide general administrative support, engage the cycling and social justice community to grow our base of supporters.
  • Bike Recycling Apprentice - Process bicycles and various parts for international shipping and other bike distribution programs.
  • Bike School Apprentice - Directly support the Bike School Coordinator and Youth Apprentices with the development and implementation of bicycle education curriculum (Completion of a previous Bike School program is required. Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information [CORI] check.)
  • Community Organizer Apprentice - Support Bikes Not Bombs' youth organizing and advocacy efforts (BOCA).
  • Mechanic Apprentice - Build up recycled and refurbished bicycles for sale and for use in our distribution and education programs
  • Sales Apprentice - Greet and assist customers, organize special orders, facilitate bike donation intake, inventory management and organization.

Submit a volunteer application:

If you would like to volunteer with Bikes Not Bombs, please:

  • Submit your interest on the Volunteer Interest Form to indicate your preferences and availability
  • Submit the Volunteer Application and your resume (if available) indicating the specific role/s you're interested in and other required information/permissions. The application form will be sent to you by a member of BNB staff.

After receiving both your Volunteer Interest Form and the Volunteer Application, we will hold a phone interview to discuss your application and placement.

Volunteer Night

Volunteer Night runs from 6:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday evenings. Pre-registration is required. Spots are guaranteed for up to 20 registrants.