For more than 25 years, Bikes Not Bombs has been a nexus of bike recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and in the nations of the Global South. BNB's programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles.
Volunteers can assist in training youth, repairing bicycles, vocational education and transportation advocacy.
If you have any interest in cycling, volunteering with BNB is a great way to get involved. BNB does wonderful work with programs for young people empowering them and helping to develop leadership skills. Globally, their work is inspiring in providing bicycles and training in lesser developed areas. One example is BNB's providing bicycles and support to healthcare workers in N. Uganda that has allowed the workers to greatly expand the number of patients they see each day as a result of using bicycles versus walking. BNB is also a great group of people to work with! Highly recommended.