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Location: 2566 Leghorn St. Mountain View, CA MAP

Volunteer workdays are 10am to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of January-October.  See the event calendar for November and December volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts after 11am during workdays

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange wants YOU!


Roles for new volunteers:

  • Apprentice Mechanic

  • Bike Cleaner

  • Set-up Crewmember (set up canopies, tables, stands)

  • Take-down Crewmember (put away canopies, tables, stands)

  • Volunteer Greeter & Check-In

  • Donation Processor

  • Food Runner

  • Photographer


Roles for Experienced Volunteers & Mechanics

Mentor: Supervise apprentice mechanics, sharing your enthusiasm and skills as needed

Specialty Mechanical Adviser: If you have lots of experience with particular repair area, be our expert; examples might include three-speed hubs, shock overhaul, frame straightening, wheel truing, etc.

Pre-QA Inspector: Provide our first level of quality assurance inspection--before each project receives a green tag and leaves its repair stand

Final QA Inspector: Be the final word in quality assurance. Requires extensive experience.

Inventory Manager: Sort incoming parts, provide parts as needed to volunteers, and issue restocking requests.

Bike Salesperson: Helps connect buyers with bikes. Must be familiar with market values of used bicycles.

Workday Announcer: You love to perform and are familiar with our program. Two main announcements--volunteer orientation and the lunch time announcements.

Workday Foreperson:  Responsible for managing the whole event, before, during and after. A great leadership development role.

Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer: It takes a lot of work to run the Bicycle Exchange. Join us in laying the foundation for our workday and donation events.