Volunteer Availability 2023
How do you get involved?
If you would like to volunteer in the shop or for work we do in the community, please sign up for an orientation. Orientations are half an hour, and are available Wednesday 12-9pm, and Thursday/Friday 12-5pm. If you’re not able to make one of those times, complete the volunteer interest survey, and we’ll email to work out an alternative time.
A fundamental part of OCBC’s mission is to effectively utilize volunteers’ help while advancing their education about bike mechanics, working collaboratively in very diverse groups as usually found in our shop. We best reflect our tenets of respect, resourcefulness and reciprocity when we:
- value everyone’s work regardless of their background or abilities
- ensure we give appropriate tasks and good guidance to make the most of everyone’s effort
- fairly and consistently provide useful education, honest encouragement, and earned shop credits towards personal shop-use, as-is bikes, and any donated items
If you’re looking to learn what volunteer work at the co-op looks like, you can find a list of activities and projects here.
Orientation Signup Calendar
Earn Bike Parts, Class Tuition, Accessories and more!
All volunteers earn credits at a rate of 5 credits/hour.
1 volunteer credit= $1, able to pay for:
“New Old Stock” or used bicycle parts and accessories, used clothing, shop time to work on your own bike, bikes with an “as-is” price, or our classes.
We are not able to accept volunteer credits for new items, refurbished bikes, or bikes awaiting refurbishment.