volunteers at CT

Cycle Transitions (CT) is a volunteer-run organization, where people like you directly help to create better access to cycling in Cobourg! 
Do you like:

  • Meeting and working with others?
  • Tackling puzzles and innovating creative solutions?
  • Teaching and sharing new skills with others?
  • Making your local cycling community stronger with your own two hands?

Consider volunteering at Cycle Transitions! It’s a great, vibrant community, offering opportunities to build real-world skills as you teach and learn with members.

Current Opportunities

  • Teacher Mechanic
    We’re looking for volunteers (especially women) who are interested in learning to be teacher mechanics, and committed to spend 3 hours for a session or two a month working with community members on their bike projects. Advanced bike mechanic knowledge isn’t necessary, but a willingness to learn & share your knowledge is! Email for more info.
  • Administration Volunteer
    We need individuals who can do basic administration work and keep our shop organized when we’re open. You’ll be tracking who is coming in, dealing with any sales transactions, taking phone calls and messages, opening and closing the facilities. Email for more info.
  • General Bike Volunteer
    We need individuals who can do various tasks. If you have some bicycle repair skills or are keen to learn, you can participate in refurbishing bikes. If you just don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can clean donated bikes or tear down bikes for parts. We always need help in organizing our parts bins and tools.

Other ways to offer support

  • Drop-in help for organizing and cleaning the shop. Got an hour? We always have parts to sort and things to clean. These are small tasks that go a long way to keeping the shop running smoothly for everyone!
  • Dump/Scrap metal drop-offs. Put your motorized vehicle to good use! We frequently have quantities of things to go to the dump or recycling facility. Send us an email to see where the current load needs to go.
  • Donated Bikes/Parts/Tools. Support Cycle Transitions with materials rather than time! We appreciate the donation of any functional bikes, parts or tools- please no overly rusty or damaged things though.
  • Creative talents. Do you have a cool idea for some CT swag? Can you make buttons? Design or print T-shirts? Paint signs? Express yourself for a great cause!
  • Do you have any other skills or interests that you think would benefit CT? Let us know!


Let's get started! Here's the process:

  1. Membership All volunteers require a membership to the shop.
  2. Optional  People interested in volunteering are encouraged to come by the shop and use it as a member first, working on a bike of their own. This gives you a chance to become familiar with the way the shop works, the people who use the space, and how the volunteers teach before you commit to investing your time. It also gives us a chance to get to know you.
  3. Apply  When filling out a membership form, individuals can add to the form such information as the type of volunteering of interest, when and how often. If already a member, individuals can let one of the admin folks know (on duty each opening session).
  4. Orientation  Volunteer candidates will be invited to a volunteer orientation/training session, held monthly.

I'm ready to get the ball rolling and volunteer!

Not sure and have a few questions? Contact us, we'll be happy to get back to you!

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Our Volunteers

Below are just a few of the volunteers who make it happen. Just click on any of their names to see a little bio!

Anita Macklin
Rick Nonnekes
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This could be you!