Volunteering

Volunteering @ back2bikes

“Please could you indicate in the VOLUNTEERING FORM BELOW which days of the week you would be available by mentioning it in the ‘ Reasons for Volunteering’

We provide a free lunch for volunteers every day, it’s a good chance to chat to the other volunteers as well as get some tasty food. If you want to help out with the lunch you are more than welcome to help us with different lunch ideas.

If you are working during the week, you can come on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. You don’t have to come along every week, just when you can, although we suspect you’ll like it a lot, and will want to become a regular

NOTE THE VOLUNTEERING FORM IS ONLY MONITORED EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS. IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG FOR A RESPONSE, PLEASE CALL THE WORKSHOP ON 0416 988 516 BETWEEN 10AM-4PM AND THE MANAGER WILL GIVE YOU DAYS and DATES THAT HAVE OPENINGS FOR VOLUNTEERS.”

 Sunday Volunteering Sessions

From Early February 2022 Back2Bikes will be open on Sundays for volunteering.  (We will remain closed to the general public on Sundays.)

Volunteers will be refurbishing bikes for people in need. The finished bikes will be given to asylum seekers and others in the community who otherwise could not afford a bike.  The sessions are in response to formal requests from various social welfare organisations. 

We are keen for new people to join and help with this upcoming  low stress Sunday Session. This would be a great time to attend for volunteers who might not be able to give their time during the week. (Saturdays can sometimes be a little hectic as we have lots of customers for bike sales and servicing.)

Workshop Training

The training is very much hands on, we will provide guidance as you need it. Soon you’ll be helping other volunteers with your new knowledge.

We have all the tools you will need (and many you won’t know what to do with). We can advise you on what to buy if you would like to get your own tools.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear close toed footwear to protect your feet in the event of you dropping something, or accidentally stubbing your toes.

Long hair should be tied up for safety, and avoid wearing a tie or anything too loose. The workshop is a smoke free zone.

You’ll be encouraged to refer to internet resources such as  www.sheldonbrown.com, Park Tool Videosand various other internet sites  that have tips and suggestions.  

Volunteering form

Register here