Community Bike Project Omaha is a non-profit organization. We exist with the support of individuals like you!
Making our Open Shop and Earn-a-Bike programs available at no-cost requires a committed group of donors.
Checks can be made payable to:
Community Bicycle Shop Omaha
525 North 33rd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Or donate using PayPal:
Donations are tax deductible >> Federal ID #20-8203965
Donating a used bike or bike parts is a great way to support the Bike Project!
Donated bikes contribute to the following programs:
- Earn-a-Bike: Bikes are refurbished by youth and adult volunteers as part of the process of earning a free bike. Participants earn a bike and the knowledge needed to maintain their new bike
- Refurbished bikes: Volunteers interested in learning about bike repair and kids with a passion for mechanics help rebuild bikes to sharpen their mechanical intelligence. Our quality used bikes are priced from $50-250 to provide affordable options to cyclists and to help fund our free programs.
- Community partnerships: We partner with schools and other community organizations to provide bikes to refugees, homeless individuals and families, and youth.
- Recycling: Broken bikes and parts are donated to THOR, who uses the scrap metal to raise funds to maintain the mountain bike trails in eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.
Every bike and bike part can be used, the Bike Project accepts all bike donations during our open hours.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Community Bike Project Omaha!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Bike Project! Here are some volunteer positions we’re always looking to fill during Open Shop and Earn-a-Bike programs:
- Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer coordinators coordinate and effectively communicate to other volunteers work that needs to be completed during Open Shop.
- Traffic Flow Manager – The Traffic Flow Manager manages the flow of people in and out of the Shop, ensuring that people who arrive at the shop are greeted warmly and providing an explanation to each guest regarding wait times for repairs with a volunteer mechanic.
- Volunteer Mechanic – Volunteer Mechanics are the mentors and teachers to the guests coming to the Shop to learn to maintain their bicycles.
- Key Holders – The Key Holders are the primary leadership group that make decisions regarding the day-to-day operations of the shop. They are also core volunteers that design and implement programming and events.
Volunteer Application >> Ready to volunteer?
Complete our online application and we will contact you to schedule a volunteer orientation. You can also stop by the shop during Open Shop hours to fill out the application and talk more about volunteer needs and opportunities.
Want more information on volunteer opportunities? Contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Bike Project helps out at lots of community events, both in Gifford Park and throughout our larger Omaha community. Volunteering at these events is another great way to help us out and get involved in our community. Check out our list of events on our calendar page and contact us if you want to help out!
You don’t have to be an expert bike mechanic to help out. . .but we would love to see you if you are! Here is a short list of the types of other things our volunteers can do:
- One-on-one mentoring
- Parts retrieval / parting out bikes
- Building bicycles for sale
- Building improvements
- Event & community outreach support
- Computer/technical assistance