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Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP

Volunteer days are back, in a new format! They're the second and fourth Saturdays, on a smaller scale. See our Eventbrite site at bikex.eventbrite.com for details and to RSVP. Grab your spot and join in on the wrenching for good! See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts by appointment. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and details of what you have. We have specific drop-off times on Wednesday and Friday and other times by special arrangement. We'll let you know if we have a need for your items and get you drop-off details.

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:

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  • 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

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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.  Activities include Craigslist sales, inner tube patching, grant writing, corporate event organizing, sales receipts uploading and accounting.