VOLUNTEERING HERE IS ABOUT PARTICIPATION...

No experience necessary…

 

Two paths to get you started...

Drop In Volunteering!

If you do not have time to volunteer on a regular basis consider becoming a Bicycle House “drop in” assistant!

We receive sooo many bikes and parts that the workshop and warehouse has a tendency to get overwhelmed with stuff.  We really need the extra hands cleaning and organizing.  You will even learn a thing or two about bicycle parts in the process!

There is absolutely no telling what you will be doing when you come in, but for sure remember to wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty or greasy!  Also, wear close toe shoes, no sandals….

Assist a Mechanic!

Though Bicycle House is not a “school” – we are here primarily to provide transportation – volunteering here will provide you with knowledge about bicycles and servicing bicycles.  If you want to start on this path, we ask that you dedicate a certain period of time (6 months)  and also a set “shift” of four hours at the same time each week.  There are no “skill” or experience requirements.  In the beginning you will be paired with a more experienced “mechanic” volunteer.  You start out putting away tools (finding out where things go) and graduate to part identification and also where we store these parts.  Once you know where everything goes, then you can start to get your hands dirty assisting the mechanic…  After six months, you should be ready to handle problems on your own!

First things first.  Please fill out the volunteer form below!

Volunteer Archive…

Osea Rawling & Mary Jane Calder

Osea Rawling & Mary Jane Calder

Osea Rawling is a happy first grader at Cornerstone Learning Community who loves playing with friends of all ages and species.' Mary Jane Calder is in preschool at Cornerstone Learning Community and loves being a "big bike" passenger.

Joshua James Valentine

Joshua James Valentine

Josh is a former Seminole, avid cyclist and Tallahassee native. He retired from bicycle racing after a 3 year career with Florida State Cycling. He rides his bike for transportation and fun, in no particular order.

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll

Kevin moved to Tallahassee In 1981 from Tonawanda, NY to attend FSU. He is a lifetime cyclists, mechanic , and avid fan of the Grateful Dead. We are grateful to have his skills and wonderful attitude toward life. Kevin is a cancer survivor and a problem-solver. During his career, he managed the kitchen at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and taught at Kaiser College.

Sarah Lynn Chambliss

Sarah Lynn Chambliss

Sarah (and her two sons, Colt and River) started volunteering at Bicycle House in 2016. We have been an avid biking family for years in the Tallahassee area. Sarah has biked in triathlons, adventure races, the mountains of Peru, and plans to pull hear little dudes around to cool places as they grow bigger too! She works in marketing and is a fan of all things iced coffee. She plans on touring eventually. She is always up for an adventure and loves to help people in any way she can

Hannah Reynolds

Hannah Reynolds

Volunteer

Florida State University senior, studying Psychology and Environmental Studies. I hope to pursue an MBA in Business Sustainability. I got my first road bike a little over a year ago and now I’m passionate about educating others on cycling.

Michael Nazereth

Michael Nazereth

I am a civil engineering major who grew up running and cycling. Both have played a huge role in developing the person that I am today as I have have made it apart of my lifestyle. I am also a Christian and enjoy reading and studying.

Anthony Jumelles

Anthony Jumelles

“Anthony A. Jumelles is a person who cant fall asleep when he gets an idea, because he wants to immediately put it into practice. He carries this enthusiasm for creativity and exploration over into his time with Bicycle House, as he attempts to help make the world as fantastic for others as it is for him.”

Matthew Nazereth

Matthew Nazereth

Studying to create a more sustainable future. This is what brought me to the Bicycle House, which allows me to help people obtain and maintain cheaper and more sustainable forms of transportation.

Uri Gottschalk

Uri Gottschalk

Uri is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the School for Arts and Innovative Learning Uri has excellent coordination – rides a unicycle, juggles, yo-yo champion – has his own yo-yo company (seriously) He loves vintage bikes – has a beautiful 80’s Trek, of course a Bianchi, and just walked out the door to buy another Trek 600 series Road Bike. URI WOULD NOT SUBMIT A HEADSHOT SO….

Eli Wolfe

Eli Wolfe

Eli is goofing around in this photo because he is not one for photos. Eli likes to fix things and learn about fixing things. He works really well with children and teens. Eli is looking forward to hitting the road soon to ride the Continental Divide Trail.

Karissa Moffett

Karissa Moffett

Karissa takes delight in riding bikes for sport, transportation, recreation, exercise. She has such a penchant for talking people’s ears off about bikes that eventually they give-in and get a bike.She also has a deep affection for handmade ice cream - this is relevant because it is up there with cycling.

Patty Hagen Born

Patty Hagen Born

Patty is a native of Michigan. She has ten triathlons in the bank. She regularly commutes to work at FSU, where she is a professor in the school of business. Patty consults with us when it comes to strategy and financial planning. Patty is on our board and lends advisory support to our student commuting organization.

Daniel MacPherson

Daniel MacPherson

Daniel is an economist by day, plays racquetball, lurks on eBay searching for vintage bikes. He has become a highly-skilled mechanic in spite of himself. He creates a laid-back "laissez faire” atmosphere everywhere he goes! A wonderful teacher who learns more every day.

Michael Anbacher

Michael Anbacher

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Michael Ansbacher is a Florida State junior studying biology. He loves music and interacting with the people who come in needing their bicycle fixed. While he might not be our best mechanic, his positive attitude makes bicycle house a great place to be.

Amanda Hirschman

Amanda Hirschman

Amanda is an undergraduate student at FSU studying biology and classical archaeology. She started volunteering at Bicycle House over two years ago because she wanted to learn more about bicycles as well as to interact with the people of Tallahassee. Her dad used to bike race, so she grew up surrounded by bicycles. Every week she looks forward to her shift at bicycle house!

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia is from Nashville, Tennessee studying at Florida State University.  Her major is Family and Children Sciences. For the past two years she has been traveling around the world through a nine month mission trip called the World Race and FSU’s First Year Abroad Program. She enjoys challenging herself by learning new things such as fixing up bikes. She also likes long walks on the beach.

Ethan Williamson

Ethan Williamson

My name is Ethan. I moved to Tallahassee from Gainesville two years ago and haven’t looked back. I purchased my first “real” bike during my transition from Gainesville to Tallahassee. This sparked my curiosity for riding as well as repairing bikes. I used to be a lacrosse player but gave of the prospect of playing at a college level because I’m too short. Now I ride trails and compete in local running events. It ain’t much but it keeps me happy.

Alberto De Los Rios

Alberto De Los Rios

Florida State Student, studying Environmental Studies and Urban Planning. Originally from Venezuela, rides a Trek 400 series, likes to be involved with Bread and Roses and ride around All Saints.

Becky Pengelley

Becky Pengelley

Becky serves as the Executive Director of the Palmer Munroe Teen Center for the City of Tallahassee. The Teen Center offers a unique blend of educational classes, workshops, programs and recreation activities for youth. Prior to this, Becky developed campus support programs for foster care alumni enrolled in post-secondary education throughout the state of Florida. Becky is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, with a Bachelor's degree in Educational Studies, and of the University of Florida, with a Master's Degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Florida. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum Design at Florida State University.

Kaley Ford

Kaley Ford

Kaley is a Studio Art Major at FSU She commutes everywhere by bicycle. She has a foundation in sports and has done several triathlons and two marathons. She helps out around the shop in her free time.

Hayley Guy

Hayley Guy

Hayley is the president of our FSU Student Organization. She keeps talking about the Peace Corp. She has toured from Tallahassee to Boca Raton. She rode 100 miles on her 21st birthday - her “21st century” she called it.

Beauty Benton

Beauty Benton

Beauty is the shop dog of all shop dogs.. she has toured around the Olympic Peninsula, ridden to Boston, MA. She has also hiked two weeks on the Appalachian Trail. she loves loooooooong walks and chicken wings

Jacob Tillman

Jacob Tillman

Volunteer Coordinator

Jacob is our volunteer coordinator.  He is a graduate of SAIL School here in Tallahassee and now attends Tallahassee Community College.  He juggles, rides a unicycle.  Rides a foldable bike for fun.  We love Jacob.

 

Anne Frey

Anne Frey

Anne is mainly a beekeeper and beekeeping instructor who became seriously interested in biking in 2010. She had ridden in a serious as well as amused way since being a child many years ago, and then rode across and down the US plus on many other week to month long solo rides on her Salsa Vaya. She likes to learn and teach.

Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Matthew is a home schooled high school sophomore.  His interests are biking, swimming and running. Enjoys reading about military history and strategy games. He is a Life Scout in Boy Scouts. He is our youngest volunteer, quiet and respectful and a hard worker.

Jimmy Clausell

Jimmy Clausell

I attend tallahassee community college. once I complete my AA at Tcc I plan to transfer to UCF to get my BS in computer/electrical engineering. I have an insatiable desire to learn new things and help others. i enjoy solving problems, playing sports and hanging out with friends. Once I finish school I would like to design and manufacture prosthetics to make the lives of others easier.

Nash

Nash

My name is Nash, I’m from Traverse City, Michigan. I came to Tallahassee two months ago and just recently started volunteering and building a bike at Bicycle House. I want to ride the bike back to Michigan.

Nick Patton

Nick Patton

Nick is taking a sabbatical in Brooklyn, NY. He rode into Bicycle House on tour riding a racing bike with a trailer behind him stacked with way too much stuff for most people. We hope to see Nick again soon.

Maria Jesus Morica

Maria Jesus Morica

Maria is a student at FSU. She loves volunteering in general... “If I'm not volunteering or involved with something I feel like I'm not doing my part in the world", she says... She found Bicycle House because her car broke this summer and fell in love with the place and the community of bicyclists here!

Summer Calder

Summer Calder

Summer is a part time stay at home parent of two girls, part time music teacher, and full time bicycle enthusiast!

JK de Jong

JK de Jong

JK is from Groot-Ammers, a city in the Netherlands. He is arrived at Bicycle House in the middle of a trip around the world and stayed for a month helping out every day. he writes occasionally and his insights are invaluable when we need the perspective of someone who has seen pretty much every bike shop, hostel, touring center - there is.

Reginald Benton

Reginald Benton

Reggie the Cat lives at Bike House full-time. He keeps the pantry free of rodents and bugs. He serves with Daniel MacPherson on the “chill committee.”

Scot Benton

Scot Benton

Scot is the founder of Bicycle House .He began riding his bike back and forth to grade school and never stopped. This photo was taken during his one and only “foray into facial hair.”

Samantha Yuan

Samantha Yuan

Samantha Yuan is new to Tallahassee. She likes outdoor activities including running, hiking, and gardening. She enjoys volunteering and the opportunity to give back to the community. Her next step besides learning how to fix a bike is to learn how to ride a bike.

Sarah Ivy

Sarah Ivy

Sarah is a Professor in the Education Department at FSU, She has two lovely dogs, Hugo and Yoko, who assist her when she volunteers each Saturday. Sarah is a board member and helps with grant writing.

Joseph O'Hara

Joseph O'Hara

My name is Joe, I am a sports management major at Florida State University and I volunteer when I can to give back to the community.