Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer starts with your decision to get involved.

Volunteer Orientations

If you’re not sure how to get involved the best first step would be to attend a Volunteer Orientation.

Join us on one particular Saturday each month (usually the first) at 1:00 PM. We’ll have the coffee on — all you have to do is show up.

We’ll get an opportunity to tell you what we’re all about including what we do and how we do it. You’ll get a chance to ask questions, see the shop and hear about the basic rules of the space.

While it’s not 100% necessary to attend an Orientation it *is* recommended.

The WRENCH encourages volunteers of all skill levels to join in.

If you’d rather just dive in…

Join us on a Thursday for Public Open Shop or a Saturday for Volunteer Shop!
Come on down, say you want to volunteer, and we’ll get you doing something. There’s always something to do.

Activities you may perform as a Volunteer

  • Taking apart bikes to save components
  • Fixing bikes
  • Teaching people how to fix bikes
  • Sorting parts
  • Patching tubes
  • Bringing bikes back to life – getting bike parts unstuck
  • Removing pedals, twisting handlebars, and wiggling seats on bikes before storage
  • Removing old tires from wheels
  • Taking apart old wheels to salvage spokes and nipples
  • Dishes!
  • And many other things

Questions about volunteering?

Visit us at the shop, send an email to volunteer@thewrench.ca or call us at 204 296 3389.

Donate

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!>Click button to donate online at Canada Helps

 Please make out donations by cheque to the WRENCH  and mail here.

Donate Bikes or Parts

Your donations of used bikes and parts makes WRENCH programming possible! Through a partnership between the WRENCH, the City of Winnipeg  and Environment Canada’s EcoAction program it has never been easier for you to donate bikes 7 days a week at any of the Citys 4R Winnipeg Depots:

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot 1777 Brady Road, south of the Perimeter Highway Weekdays 8am – 8pm. Weekends  am – 5pm.

Pacific4R Winnipeg Depot 1120 Pacific Avenue Weekdays (except Wednesday) 10 am – 6 pm. Weekends 9 am – 5 pm.

Tools, bike parts and other material donations can be dropped of at the WRENCH during public shop hoursWE ARE UNABLE TO PICK UP DONATIONS OF BICYCLE OR PARTS.

Donate-a-Car

By Donating an old Vehicle that you were going to send to the scrapyard anyways, The WRENCH will receive a good portion of the proceeds.

Donating your old car is a poetic and a literal way of contributing towards free bicycle education in Winnipeg.

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Shop Wishlist

We’re always on the lookout for certain items to use in and around the shop but some special things we’re looking for right now are:

  • A new Apartment Size Fridge (ours leaks badly!)
  • Large, Extra Large, or 2 Extra Large PLAIN T-Shirts – we screen print on them
  • A solid metal work table
  • Someone to do some work finish our kitchen counter tops and cabinets