We are gearing up for bike collection season!

Our next volunteer opportunities are to help us collect donated bikes on 10/8/22 and 11/19/22.

TWO SHIFTS AVAILABLE: TENDING A DONATION STATION & HAULING BIKES

TENDING A STATION: These folks are best suited for this task if they have some bike knowledge and can tell if a bike is repairable or not. The shifts are 9:45am-2pm. You’ll stand at a business location and accept bikes from the public. You’ll stack them neatly for us so when we arrive with a truck, we can easily load them. You’ll also need to answer questions about FB4K and how our program works. 

HELPING HAUL BIKES: These folks are physically fit and don’t mind some heavy bike lifting as we lift hundreds of bikes on and off trucks. A great pair of shoes, water bottle, and work gloves are needed. You’ll also need a car to meet at three different donation stations around the city. The shift is 1:30pm-5pm. 

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? EMAIL US TODAY! WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR HELP! 

Snapshot of our volunteer needs in fall, winter, and spring:

• Fall is bike collection season so we’ll have opportunities to haul bikes

• Winter is refurbishing season (refurb-cycle) so we’ll have opportunities to clean and repair bikes January through April

• May is bike giveaway season where you can help us give bikes to families at our bike giveaways. 

No experience is needed and kids age 10+ can help in our workshop too (parents are required to stay). People find volunteering with us to be both fun and rewarding.

When our shop is open for volunteers, hours are available Monday – Thursday, 9am-3pm. We like to have fun while we work and volunteering is a great social outlet during these limited social options. 

*Our workshop is winding down for the summer months because all of our bikes have been given away just in time for the riding season! Please watch for numerous volunteer opportunities starting in September. 

HAVE A CORPORATE TEAM THAT WANTS TO HELP?

We accept corporate teams to volunteer on Fridays in January through April from 12pm-3pm. Teams of 4-7 work great! For inquiries, emailing us at volunteer@fb4kmadison.org.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY: We have a spot for everyone at the FB4K Workshop! Whether you come alone, as an individual, or with coworkers, friends or teammates, FB4K is sure to provide a valuable volunteer experience for anyone. 

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 info@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 collect donated bikes September through March. After we start collecting donated bikes, the refurbishing stage begins. The workshop volunteer season runs December through the end of May.

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?

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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?

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Love it. WELCOME to the Mechanics! Click here to schedule a shift!
Love it. WELCOME to the Preppers! Click here to schedule a shift!