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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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Are you a student looking for a rewarding, educational internship or part-time summer job? The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange has volunteer opportunities and part-time paid positions available for this summer, and hopefully beyond.

You'll get an inside view of our nonprofit, including its volunteer programs, community bike shop and online operations. You'll develop bike mechanic skills and both retail and nonprofit management experience.

Join the Bicycle Exchange with a summer internship, volunteer opportunity or part-time paid work.
Join the Bicycle Exchange with a summer internship, volunteer opportunity or part-time paid work.

Volunteers and part-time hires will need:

  • a passion for bicycles and helping your local community
  • 10-20 hours/week availability on a set schedule
  • basic bike mechanic skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • organizational skills with the ability to work independently
  • positive attitude
  • commitment to efficiency and timeliness

Paid part-time hires will need to be of legal working age, possess intermediate-to-advanced mechanic skills and bicycle knowledge, and will be subject to a skills test. 

Most work will be at our Bayshore facility in Palo Alto, but some remote work is possible. 

For Santa Clara County youth receiving assistance from the County, we may have additional paid opportunities starting in June. 

Interested? Drop Andrew an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a letter (resume is helpful) as to why you think you'd be a good fit for an internship with SVBE and your schedule availability.