Volunteer

Notice: Appointment required for bike sales or repair consultation. Book now at facebook.com/thirdhandbicyclecoop. Used parts, new parts, and bike donations available anytime we’re open, one person at a time.

Support THBC with you time and skills! We always have bikes to fix, parts to sort, tubes to patch, and tires to organize. Become a member and volunteer to get shop credit towards purchases of bikes and parts!

We have no shortage of bikes that need worked on!

How to become a member:

  1. Attend an orientation, the 1st or 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm
  2. Volunteer 10 hours a year – that’s it!

Gives (What THBC expects from you):

  • Safety first! Be familiar about our safety policies
  • 10+ volunteer hours per year of membership
  • Adhere to policies and guidelines in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Be clear about your task(s) – if unsure, ask a Coordinator

Gets (What you can expect from THBC):

  • Membership in a dynamic and vital community organization.
  • Access to Member Shops
  • Structured hands-on mechanical training
  • An initial shop and organizational orientation
  • Earn volunteer shop credit ($10/ hour)
  • Up to 75% off used parts with volunteer credit, including 1 bike/year
  • 20% off new parts

How to become a coordinator:

Be the shop you want to see! Coordinators are responsible for opening/closing the shop, managing volunteers, and running the register. Behind the scenes, Coordinators run social media, order inventory, write grants, and work with other community organizations. To become a coordinator, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Be a member and log 20+ total volunteer hours.
  2. Have a current Coordinator sponsor your candidacy. They will answer your questions and reach out to others to gauge their support.
  3. Attend a Coordinator meeting to introduce yourself, meet any unfamiliar Coordinators, and answer questions. Afterwards, get elected unanimously to be a trial Coordinator.
  4. Get access to administrative and communication channels and complete a trial month of shadowing other Coordinators.
  5. Be affirmed at the next meeting as a full Coordinator, or have your trial period extended as necessary.

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