Interested in Volunteering?
We believe you are integral in fulfilling our mission of “promoting bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community,” and invite you to learn and have fun with us as we build a strong bicycle culture.
Thanks for all your hard work,
The ReCyclery Staff and Board of Directors
Read on below or contact the Volunteer Coordinator (Aliina
) if you'd like to learn more
Bike Skills Park Planning Committee
Thanks to all who showed up for the Bike Skills Park Meeting. If you are interested in getting involved please fill out this form and return it to the ReCyclery or info[@]ptrecyclery.org
May is National BIKE Month! Call for Ride Leaders and Walking School Bus "Drivers"
Bike/Walk to School Day MAY 6, 2015
Bike to Work Week/Day May 11 - 15, 2015
Mark your calendars! Help inspire more "active" transportation for healthy physical activity, socializing and FUN!
"Walking school buses" and "bike trains," are great ways for parents and other community members to be actively involved in supervising kids to school. Addressing not only concerns about personal security, but offering time to socialize and be active.
Walking school buses are groups of children that walk designated routes to school under adult supervision. Some start with parents picking up kids along the way just like a bus, while others have a central meeting point from which everyone walks together. Similarly, bike trains are supervised by adults who act as "conductors or cabooses" (ride leaders). Both activities are fun ways to practice safety skills, whether during this special event or on daily trips to school.
This year, a partnership has been formed by WSU Extension and Jefferson County's Public Health, Students for Sustainability and The ReCyclery, to organize community assistance in sponsoring activities at every school.
For more information about event planning from the national sponsor, check out: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ If you are interested in helping with the event let Aliina know!
Volunteer Repair Parties - VRP's
The ReCyclery hosts weekly drop-in bike repair parties for people (age 14 and up) who are interested in helping us keep bikes out of landfills and back on the road. During these sessions, we repair and refurbish donated bicycles that will later be distributed through our community bike shop.
6:00pm – 8:00pm (*VRP will not run in the dark, cold months of November through February)
*Note: please consider joining Kris on Wednesdays from 2 - 5p. Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Staff: Volunteer Mechanic
This night session is open to people of all skill, experience, and confidence levels. We also offer orientations to new volunteers. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator
Find the position description here.
Help us teach kids learn how to walk and bike safely in Chimacum and Port Townsend
Click on "STEP ON IT!" to see our current volunteer needs.
The Community Shop Day
Every Saturday from 12pm til 6pm (5pm during November - April)
Volunteer Check in - Every Saturday at 11:30 am
Don't have bike maintenance experience? This community oriented day is centered around learning more about bikes. Those with no experience are encouraged to come help out by parting out bikes or other intuitive tasks with the mechanics advice.
VOLUNTEER MECHANIC INSTRUCTORS NEEDED: People knowledgable about bikes are encouraged to volunteer on Saturdays to assist those who are trying to learn more.
Are you an experienced biker or bike mechanic?
We need your help refurbishing old bikes for new riders.
ATTN: CARPENTERS & ORGANIZERS
Building Tune-up list for the back burner:
- Finish copula/ install windows and siding
- Exterior Painting
- create trash/recycle/metal scrap bins
- Install gutters on the back of the pavilion
- general organizing
- general carpentry maintenance
VOLUNTEER PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
"The ReCyclery believes that volunteers are integral in fulfilling our mission of promoting bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community.
We value community involvement through encouraging volunteer participation in our bicycle programs and shop space.
Volunteers bring great diversity, knowledge and vibrancy to the ReCyclery.
We provide volunteers with:
- a fun and safe environment at the shop
- Opportunities for learning skills like bike mechanics, teaching, and leadership
- A collaborative relationship with our staff and volunteer board of directors
- Recognition for their service to the ReCyclery and our community
Only with the support of our volunteers can we build a strong bicycle culture in Jefferson County."
Help the ReCyclery strengthen their Volunteer Programs.
Do you have questions or are interested in Volunteering?