Volunteer to repair bikes

Freewheels Houston volunteers repair bikes, learn new skills and enjoy working with others to provide mobility to people who need a way to get to work, school and other destinations.

Our workdays are collegial, fun and productive. We put an emphasis on safety and giving people opportunities to put their skills to work, learn new things and give back to the community.

If you already know your way around bikes, we will put you to work on a bike right away. If you want to learn more about bike repair, our experienced volunteer mechanics will help you learn. We also have other volunteer assignments.

We welcome volunteers 14 years old and older to participate without parental supervision. Younger people may participate with parental supervision.

Workday schedule

Freewheels Houston welcomes volunteers to 6020 Jessamine #204, Houston, TX 77081 for bike repair shifts on three days each week.

  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon,
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and
  • Mondays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Please visit the Freewheels calendar to sign up for volunteer shifts.

Volunteer orientation

Our Volunteer Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about Freewheels. We will introduce our safety guidelines and take a tour of the shop. Safety is the most important aspect of your volunteer experience at Freewheels.

After this introduction, we will discuss how you can start volunteering right away.

If you are new to bike repair and want to learn, we will introduce you to the process by helping you disassemble a bike. After this introduction, if you want to learn more, our experienced volunteer mechanics will help you. We have a checklist that will help you track your progress on learning the different systems on a bike. 

Our experienced volunteers double-check repaired bikes before they are placed in our distribution inventory.

Please check the calendar for the next scheduled orientation.

Service days

Freewheels also schedules service days for youth, workplace teams, faith communities and other groups, providing participants with basic training and an opportunity to help. Please let us know if your group is interested. Our calendar fills up quickly.

Other volunteer opportunities

We also have other tasks around the shop and we’re looking for help on other assignments such as helping distribute bikes, bike safety instruction and the communications and administrative work that will enable Freewheels to grow. 

  • Shop volunteer
  • Social media
  • Photography and videography
  • Marketing and graphic design
  • Data entry word processing and spreadsheet
  • Web development
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Event planning
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