*Wait—have you read the FAQ page? If you have any questions about volunteering, donating a bike, or receiving a bike through our Bike Giveaway or Earn-a-Bike programs, please read the provided information before contacting us with further questions!

Shop Volunteers

First and foremost, the amount of mechanic experience you have (or don't have) isn't a problem—we always encourage anyone to come down to the shop and learn new skills. In the shop we start off all new volunteers with a two hours of orientation. This can be done any time Wednesday through Friday, no appointment required. (Normally mornings are best/least busy.)


The first thing our mechanics will typically have you do is work on old bikes that need to be dismantled for parts. Taking apart bikes allows you to understand how bikes are constructed, without having to worry about putting them back together. From there you'll gain experience with tools and knowledge about bike assemblies, which will allow you to begin helping the shop rebuild bikes to be donated or sold.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in leading a group ride? Passionate about educating youth? Hoping to make a positive change in your community?

We have plenty of other volunteer opportunities! Contact info@dsmstreetcollective.org with your interest or ideas.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form below and tell us where you're interested in helping out!

Volunteer Form

506 E. 6th Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309