Pedaling Philanthropy

We are so excited – our 2018 volunteer season was a HUGE success. We had 425 unique volunteers that put in a collective total 2200+ hours to collect, refurbish and give 1,100+ bicycles to Madison area kids!!

Outside of our Jan-Mar season, we don’t need volunteers. Please check back in December or email volunteer@fb4kmadison.org to be added as a spoke in the giant wheel of FB4K Madison for our next season!

When the time comes, the individual volunteer sign up will look like this:

Select a volunteer role that’s best for you. Register now and get started volunteering for Free Bikes 4 Kidz!

We have three different volunteer categories for refurbishing the bikes. Don’t worry, our registration process will get you to the right place:

Cleaners – Each bike gets a good, thorough cleaning before moving on to the next stage. Just bring yourselves, we’ve got supplies!

Preppers – Take care of the easy stuff, mechanically speaking: Grease seat posts, change tires, swap saddles, new grips, new pedals, etc.

Mechanics – Knowledge and skills required. Change cables, adjust shifting, adjust brakes, true wheels, adjust bearings.

Hands-on not your thing? Want to help in other ways? We need site leads and help with administrative duties. There’s plenty to do and we’ll find a good fit for you. Please email volunteer@fb4kmadison.org with your contact info or complete this contact form and we’ll respond as quickly as possible to find a good opportunity for you.

We’re collecting bikes in January – and then the refurbish stage will begin. The workshop volunteer season runs mid January-end of March.

Joining us for multiple shifts? Please note:  our registration system requires you to register for each shift.

We have three roles to fill. Just answer a quick question or two and we will determine where your valuable talents can be best put to use!

Have You Ever…

Changed a bike tire and tube?

Yes
No
Love it. To Clarify…
Love it. WELCOME to the Cleaners! Click here to schedule a shift!

Have you ever adjusted a derailleur or bottom bracket?

Yes
No
Love it. WELCOME to the Mechanics! Click here to schedule a shift!
Love it. WELCOME to the Preppers! Click here to schedule a shift!