Village Bicycle Cooperative is a 100% volunteer-operated 501c3 nonprofit organization. We depend entirely on our volunteers to repair and safety check donated bicycles in preparation for their donation to disadvantaged communities. Furthermore, our volunteers create fun programs and events, as well as work to make bicycling safer in our region. There are many volunteer opportunities available for all skill levels. See volunteer opportunities below and email us if you are interested in any of the listed opportunities.
Bicycle Mechanics in Training - Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair under the guidance of one of our lead bicycle mechanics.
Bicycle Mechanics - Repair & safety check donated bicycles in preparation for the bicycles to be donated to our partner social service agencies, through our Fix-it-Forward program, or sold to the public cover our rent.
Lead Bicycle Mechanics - Help lead volunteer nights or work independently on incoming donated bicycles in preparation for the bicycles to be donated to our partner social service agencies, through our Fix-it-Forward program, or sold to the public cover our rent.
Bicycle Delivery - Use your vehicle to deliver completed bikes to partner social service agencies, where the bikes will be distributed to those in need.
Bicycle Scrapping - Help recover usable part from bicycles that cannot be repaired. This requires very little mechanical knowledge. Participants must be comfortable using basic tools.
Shop Maintenance - Help clean and maintain the shop
Recycling Volunteer - Take shop recycling to the appropriate recyclers
Events - Help plan events to engage our members. Examples include volunteer holiday party, group rides, etc.
Programming - Help develop programs that engage the community and further our missing. Examples include bicycle education classes, art classes repurposing end of life bicycle parts, etc.
Marketing - Help manage our website, email blasts, and Facebook Page to promote the organization, bicycle safety, and events.
Advocacy - Work with our advocacy team to help make our communities safer for people on bicycles. This includes collaboration with area local governments, Ohio Department of Transportation, Bike Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
How to Start
Attend a Volunteer Orientation:
We are a 100% volunteer-operated 501c3 nonprofit organization. All volunteers must start by attending a volunteer orientation night where you will sign a waiver, fill out emergency contact information, learn about the mission of Village Bicycle Cooperative, learn our shop procedures, learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities available in the shop, and get a general tour of the shop and tools. After attending an orientation, then you can come to any volunteer during hours listed as Open Shop on our calendar. Check our calendar to see currently scheduled volunteer orientation nights.
If you have any questions, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Volunteer Hours
Existing Volunteers can click here to record volunteer hours!