- Put away donated parts.
- Sort Tubes – identify punctured tubes, put away good tubes by their correct size
- Break-Down Bicycles – Break-Down bikes in the take-apart-bin to replenish used parts in the shop.
- Prepare unusable material for recycling – remove rubber and plastic from parts and bicycles that are too damaged for reuse and discard them for recycling as scrap.
- Return ‘run-away’ tools to their home base.
- Re-Wrap the Tool-Rolls for other volunteers, make the rolls as complete as possible.
- Sweep the shop floor and work stands
- Keep the shop area tidy.
Intermediate – Non-Mechanical:
- Explain how the shop works and how to use it.
- Freshen up the Time-Log – Reinforce Torn Binder Holes, Alphabetize, Remove ancient time-sheets.
- Clean Up As-Is Bicycles to increase their appeal.
Intermediate – Mechanical:
- Patch punctured tubes
- Sort parts
- Make sure the parts match their bin
- Discard parts beyond hope
- Put parts that have been separated too much back together.
- Return orphaned for-sale bikes to their home.
- Repair As-Is Bicycles with used-parts that are available.
- Help Patrons:
- Offer to demonstrate how to complete a repair that you can guide someone through.
- In limited situations – offer to perform a repair for someone – the shop is a learning environment – a safe space for trial and error – but sometimes someone may just need a quick fix.
- Appraise donated Bicycles and label them for sale.
- Reprice Bicycles that are not selling.
- Take inventory of new parts and list what should be restocked – notify a staffer through email.
- Take inventory of shop tools and list what should be replaced – notify a staffer through email.
These are suggestions, new ideas are welcome.