Volunteers are the essential ingredient in Freewheels Houston. Without them, we could not repair bikes and distribute them to people who need a way to get to work, school and other destinations.
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.
Please complete the online volunteer information form before your first shift.
Please print and sign the volunteer consent and photo release.
We welcome volunteers 14 years old and older to participate without parental supervision. Younger people may participate with parental supervision. If you are under 18 years old, please download the Volunteer Consent Form and bring a copy signed by your parent or guardian to your first session. We will have two adults present when volunteers under 18 years old are present.
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 want to learn more about bike repair, our experienced volunteer mechanics will help you learn. We also have other volunteer assignments.
If you are new to bike repair and want to learn, we will introduce you to the process by helping you disassemble a bike. If you already know about repairing bikes, we may put you to work right away. Our experienced volunteers double-check repaired bikes before they are placed in our distribution inventory.
Please check the calendar for the next scheduled orientation.
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.