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Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – June 2024

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne has our third packing day of 2024 in just under a fortnight.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. For more info on what is involve for Volunteers on the day check this webpage: Volunteer Bicycle Packing Days Information

If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance.

We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Saturday, 1st June 2024, 10am – 3pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms), the day will be postponed. Bring some warm clothes and a raincoat incase of rain.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container.

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements when registering.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – April 2024

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne has our second packing day of 2024 in just under a fortnight.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. For more info on what is involve for Volunteers on the day check this webpage: Volunteer Bicycle Packing Days Information

If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance.

We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Sunday, 7th April 2024, 10:30am – 3:30pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms), the day will be postponed. Bring some warm clothes and a raincoat incase of rain.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container.

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements when registering.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – February 2024

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne has our first packing day of 2024 in just under a fortnight.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. For more info on what is involve for Volunteers on the day check this webpage: Volunteer Bicycle Packing Days Information

If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance.

We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Saturday, 25 February 2024, 10am – 3pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms/extreme heat), the day will be postponed. Remember to slip, slop,slap as we will be working outside in the sun.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container.

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements when registering.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – November 2023

We have our next volunteer Bicycle Packing Day of 2023 coming up. After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia. No experience necessary. If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance.

We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Sunday, 26th November 2023, 10am – 3pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms/extreme heat), the day will be postponed.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container. Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne 2023 Annual General Meeting & Packing Day

Last Sunday was an action-packed day for Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne!
We kicked off with a massive volunteer bicycle packing day in the morning. Over 15 volunteers helped prepare and pack donated bicycles into shipping container #32 – which is now almost completely full! Thank you to everyone who rolled up their sleeves and lent a hand – especially Sharon from Slipstream and the rest of the crew from Suntax.
After a spot of lunch, we commenced our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We bade a fond farewell to Uri Gordon, our tireless Board Chair, who has put in an enormous amount of effort into supporting and expanding Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne. We’re confident that our new Board Chair, Mike Harley, and Vice Chair, Jodie Long, will fill Uri’s big shoes. If you would like to know more of what was covered at the AGM, you can view a digital copy of the 2023 Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne AGM CEO Presentation.
One of the highlights of the day was announcing the 2023 Matt McCullough volunteer awards. The two recipients, Amanda James and Matthew Bufaderci, have put in countless hours of work into supporting Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne’s vision. Thank you for all your work so far (and all your work to come!)

2023 Matt McCullough Volunteer Award Winners Amanda James (left) and Matthew Bufaderci (right) with Co Founder & CEO Andy Gild.

Thank you to all our volunteers who make our organisation possible and produce a positive impact for people across the globe.
2024 is looking bright!

Invitation to Join Our 2023 Annual General Meeting

Bicycle for Humanity Melbourne’s 2023 annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, 20th August from 2pm to 3:30pm at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North.

In this meeting you can hear an overview of our year for 2023 and it is an opportunity for people to become more involved with Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne.

Join us in-person or virtually to hear about the past year, as well as our goals for the next few months.

Please RSVP to hannah.zhao@b4hmelbourne.org.au

If you’re keen to also volunteer to do some bicycle packing, come along from 10am where we’ll be getting our next container full and ready for transport.

No experience necessary.

More details about the volunteer bicycle packing day can be found via: Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Packing Day – August 2023

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – August 2023

We have our next volunteer Bicycle Packing Day of 2023 coming up.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance. We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Sunday, 20th August July 2023, 10am – 2pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms/extreme heat), the day will be postponed.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container. Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – July 2023

We have our next volunteer Bicycle Packing Day of 2023 coming up.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance. We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Sunday, 30th July 2023, 10am – 3pm 

In case of bad weather (heavy storms/extreme heat), the day will be postponed.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7) 

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container. Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements.

Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Volunteer Packing Day – May 2023

We have our third volunteer Bicycle Packing Day of 2023 coming up.

After the great success of our previous packing day, we would love to see as many volunteers as possible to help prepare our bicycle donations for transport to Namibia.

No experience necessary. If you haven’t seen our new storage site yet at Toyota in Altona, now’s your chance.

We need as many hands as possible to help prepare our donated bicycles for transport to Namibia.

New or experienced volunteers are both welcome.

When: Sunday, 21st May 2023, 10am – 3pm

In case of bad weather (heavy storms/extreme heat), the day will be postponed.

Where: Our new site at Toyota Altona – 494 Grieve Parade, Altona North (enter at Gate 7)

How: Register your interest Register your interest or attendance via email and please let us know if you have any specific BBQ dietary requirements.

What: Cleaning and packing of donated bicycles into the next shipping container.

Note: A BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day – please advise of any dietary requirements

Check out this behind the scenes time lapse video of what the packing day entails through the magic of Vimeo:

Andy and Jacqui fundraising and running 90km in the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa

Andy and Jacqui will be putting one foot in front of the other for 90km along the Valley of 1000 Hills in the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa 🇿🇦. 

Andy Gild is co-founder and CEO of Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne. Andy has been running marathons for several years and has competed in several triathlons. She is dedicated to grassroots charity and the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) organisation. Therefore running a 90km ultramarathon, and fundraising for Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne, seems an appropriate way to help ensure more people have access to basic needs through the distribution of pre-loved, donated bicycles. 

The best way to achieve goals is to partner with someone else. Andy is honoured to be accompanied, both in training and on the day itself, by her good friend and co-coach, Jacqui. In 2011 during the New York Marathon, Jacqui discovered for the first time what digging deep meant to her. Now as she returns to her place of birth for the first time in 44 years, this is an incredible time to explore how much deeper she can dig!

Andy (left) and Jacqui (right)

Andy, Jacqui and the entire Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne community (in Melbourne and Namibia) thank you for whatever support you are able to provide.

Donate to Andy and Jacqui’s fundraising and Comrade ultramarathon efforts via myCause

Just $30 can give a donated bicycle a new life in Africa.


Read more about Andy Gild’s first experience running the Comrades Ultramarathon in 2013 in this article for the GROWTH PROJECT’S PUBLICATION, RIPPLES (2019)