The Yellow Bike Project (YBP) happens entirely through volunteer labor and community support. We expect all those who use the shop to volunteer time to YBP equal to what they use for their own personal projects. You don’t have to know anything about bikes to volunteer! (although YBP can always use help from skilled bike mechanics.) In fact, most our volunteers know very little about bike mechanics when they arrive; we teach you what you need to know as you repair bikes for the community.
Volunteer tasks include building Yellow and Kids’ bikes for our free community programs, sorting parts, organizing and cleaning the shop, constructing storage places, fixing tools, and on and on. 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, simply show up during open hours and talk to a shop coordinator to find out how you can help. No need to commit to a set schedule, just come in whenever you can and we’ll put you to work. Check the schedule page for up-to-date hours.
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