Thank you to everyone who attended our volunteer meeting and potluck! We had a great session, plenty of food, and you all seemed very excited about the new things were rolling out this season. For those of you that couldn’t make it, here’s the recap:

The new volunteer handbook

This hand book contains things you probably already know, and probably a few things you didn’t! It’s just a starting point to help yourself and help other volunteers contribute to our organization, and help answer questions about what we do. Follow this link to see the handbook, and if you have any questions, feel free to email us!

Three new volunteer programs on Thursdays

Apprentice Shop

Apprentice Shop will be every Thursday by invitation from 12-4 and will be facilitated by David Hull, Key Volunteer and Board Treasurer. This will be an informal opportunity to learn more about bicycles in a controlled setting (we are closed to the public Thursday) and help us with our more mission focused work. To participate, you must have taken the shop series, and ideally would be willing to help at fixathons (also on Thursdays typically.)

If interested, ask a staff member or email us

Volunteer Shop

Volunteer Shop will be every Thursday by invitation from 12-4. There will be no shop use during this time, and no retail sales. This time is designed to help us complete tasks we need done, do inventory, prepare for fixathons, hang bicycles, and other special projects.
As we develop more leaders/Key Volunteers on Thursdays, this will create more opportunities to volunteer.

If interested ask a staff member or email us

Femme Shop

Femme Shop will be help bi-weekly, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, from 5pm to 8pm, and will be facilitated by Erin Costello and Sharon Bair. These events are free and aim to provide a safe and supportive environment to learn about safe tool use and bike mechanics. Before we roll this out to the greater community, we are looking to our own volunteers to attend, and help us develop the look and feel of this program. People of all skill levels are welcome – join us to work on your own bike, to learn by working on one for the co-op, or to volunteer your knowledge to help others. We are happy to have you.

Femme Shop is open to anyone who identifies as female, or feels that the socialization of their gender identity has impeded their participation in bike mechanics.

If interested ask a staff member or email us

Once again, to the folks who attended, thank you! If ANYONE has any questions, feel free to email me or the shop!