Volunteer Your Time

Updated 10/2/2020

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The Yellow Bike Project happens through volunteer labor and community support. We ask that all those who use the shop volunteer time equal to what they use for their own personal projects. You don’t have to know anything about bikes to volunteer! In fact, most our volunteers have little or no experience wrenching when they first arrive. As you work on bikes for the community, you’ll be getting a hands-on education in mechanics and repair.

Volunteer tasks include fixing up adult and kid bikes, sorting parts, organizing and cleaning the shop, and more. These are all good ways to learn about bikes, bike parts, and how to use all those specialty tools you see all around the shop.

If you are interested in volunteering to learn, earn a bike, or generally contribute, email us or make a reservation for a Volunteer workshop and talk to a shop coordinator to get started. 

Volunteer Workshops

WHO: Volunteers wanting to help YBP serve our cycling community.

WHAT: Volunteer workshops to refurbish bikes, organize parts, etc. (unlike Community Workshop, volunteers may not work on their own bikes or projects).

WHEN: Every Monday and Thursday 6-9 PM. Reservation required. Click https://yellowbikevolunteers.youcanbook.me to see available times and to make your reservation. We cannot accept walk-in, sorry.

WHERE: 1216 Webberville Road.

Please Note: The COVID-19 pandemic means we can’t just open the doors to everyone. We plan to host two or three volunteers with one or two facilitating YBP coordinators . If you’re still interested in volunteering, please reserve your YBP bench space and shop time and read and acknowledge YBP’s COVID-19 hygiene protocols (on the booking page).  Reservations will be available four weeks from the current date. Space is strictly limited to six people, including YBP coordinators, so reserve your bench time soon.

The Shop will be open on Mondays and Thursdays only to those who reserve bench time. Walk ins cannot be admitted. Volunteers who reserve bench time will receive a reservation confirmation with a telephone number to call when they arrive at the shop. Volunteers should bring their own face masks and water bottles.

We hope to see you soon.

Have a specialized talent or skill you would like to contribute to YBP? Email us or attend a Collective Meeting to let us know!