Currently we are not running any volunteering sessions. Please bear with us as we are making plans and seeking funding to start running them again soon!
Our volunteer sessions are a great chance to learn about how bikes are put together, from the basics of cleaning the frame and parts, through to replacing brake cables and indexing gears.
With new volunteers, we often start off with stripping down bikes that cannot be recycled. Bike stripping is a great way to learn how bikes are put together and how to use different tools, from salvaging useful parts, dismantling wheels, sorting and cleaning parts and repairing inner tubes. The parts we strip will go into the Leeds Bike Mill and Pedallers’ Arms second hand parts crates for future use.
We’ll also be looking for volunteers to help with the admin and welfare side of the sessions, so if you can make cups of tea, keep a space tidy and sign people in then we’d love your involvement too. Please note that volunteers at Bike Mill must be aged 16 or over, and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.