Volunteer

Volunteering and Open Bench Time Opportunities for 2021

WINTER VOLUNTEER SHIFTS NOW AVAILABLE!

We’re moving our volunteer shifts indoors to our educational spot, The Bike School! Come work alongside our Volunteer Leaders to help refurbish and recycle bicycles for our Bikes for All Mainers and Youth Earn-a-Bike programs.

Guidelines:

  • Work will be indoors at the Bike School at 85 Anderson St.
  • Masks are required, as is proof of vaccination
  • If you are a minor, we’ll ask that your parent or guardian signs up for a spot as well, and accompanies you to your shift
  • Be ready to get dirty, and always wear closed toe shoes

How to Volunteer:

  1. Fill out Volunteer Application and Agreement
  2. Sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter to stay in touch
  3. Sign up for a time slot:
  4. (If you sign up, but have a schedule conflict, please cancel via the confirmation email or email pghvolunteers@ketchaoutdoors.org)

    *You don’t have to wait to have your application reviewed*

Winter Saturday Session Sign-Up

 

OPEN BENCH TIME NOW AVAILABLE!

The Portland Gear Hub is pleased to offer Open Bench Time again! If you know how to work on your bike, but want to use our work benches and tools, this session is for you. Open Bench Time is free or by donation.

Guidelines:

  • Work will be indoors at the Bike School at 85 Anderson St.
  • Masks are required, as is proof of vaccination
  • Dress for a shop environment, including closed toe shoes

Instructions:

  1. Fill out Volunteer Application and Agreement (this is basically a release waiver and emergency contact)
  2. Visit the PGH Garage at 155 Washington Ave before your session if you need new parts – we don’t have stuff for sale at the Bike School.
  3. Bring your bike and your parts to your session!
  4. (If you sign up, but have a schedule conflict, please cancel via the confirmation email or email pghvolunteers@ketchaoutdoors.org)

Open Bench Time Sign-Up

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THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING OUR KIDS’ BIKE PARTIES A HUGE SUCCESS!

This past summer we hosted 3 Kids Bike Parties for kids ages 3 – 11 to earn a bike and helmet at no cost. We served 105 kids between June – August.

We will be giving away bikes to our community’s children this summer! For each of the days listed above, we will need numerous volunteers for setup, bike fitting, giving out helmets, and cleanup. (If you want to stay for the full day, just sign up for all three shifts.)

Setup Shift: 8:30a-9:30a, Set up tent, tables, banners. Stage bikes and helmets.

Event Help Shift: 9:30a-1p During the event, there will be a few stations for helmet and bike sizing. We’ll need help at each making sure families feel welcome and excited about getting a bike!

Cleanup Shift: 1p-2:30p Help after the event taking down tents and table, and moving bikes, helmets, and other supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

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For further questions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cristy, at PGHvolunteers@campketcha.org