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Wednesday Volunteer Night

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Bikes Not Bombs
284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

WHEN

Every Wednesday night from 6-9 PM EST

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Each year we collect roughly 5,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England.

We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our international partners in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some of the bikes are repurposed in our youth programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills. Our retail bike shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that we receive, while employing graduates of our programs.

By helping process bikes at Volunteer Night, you will give us a heads up on all of these program activities.

DESCRIPTION

Come help us process donated bikes for use in Bikes Not Bombs programs!

Work may include the following common tasks:

  • "Flattening" bikes: turning the handlebars 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

ITEMS NEEDED

Try to wear clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toed footwear is required to ensure the safety of all program participants.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

No prior experience is necessary! We can accommodate volunteers under 18 years old with consent from a parent (first time volunteers must sign consent forms upon entry).


NEXT STEPS

Pre-registration is required. View our Volunteer Night page for more information.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Pre-registration is required.
  2. Please let us know you learned about this opportunity through PGK.
  3. All skill-levels and ages are welcome!
  4. Spots are available for the first 20 registrants.
  5. Try to wear clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toed footwear is required to ensure the safety of all program participants.
  6. Occasionally, Volunteer Night will be canceled due to weather or a holiday. Such cancelations will appear in our events list on the home page.
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