Repair Bikes










Initiative: Beyond the Basics

Impact area: Basic needs (food, clothing, housing)

Location(s): Hartford

Hours: Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Duration: Weekly, year-round

Desired level of commitment: Once per month 

Age requirement: 16 (with parent/legal guardian if under 18)

Tasks may include:

  • Greeting and interacting with community members
  • Repairing bikes for people who are served through a basic needs outreach 

In order to volunteer, you should be:

  • A registered UAServe volunteer (you will have a chance to register if you haven't already)
  • Willing to attend an orientation prior to volunteering
  • Open to an ongoing volunteer commitment that works with your schedule
  • Skilled at bike repair 
  • Able to use own tools
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing mental health or substance-abuse struggles
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing homelessness 
  • Spanish-speaking skills a plus

A background check will be required to be placed with this volunteer opportunity.


Email Rosa McGuire, Urban Alliance's Volunteer Manager, at

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