Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I/my child would like to register for the afterschool program. Where do we get the forms?

A: Registration forms are available at Nasson Community Center or your child’s school guidance office. If you have any questions about registration, please contact us at (207) 324-5657.

Q: How do I receive a bicycle?

A: By volunteering to repair a bicycle for someone else, or by donating $5 for your bicycle plus $1 for any used parts needed (up to $10).

Q: What if I cannot get to the Bicycle Center to earn a bicycle?

A: You may volunteer at an outside organization to earn a bicycle. Your volunteer time must be certified by your supervisor at that organization. Each bicycle is worth 2.5 volunteer hours, plus .5 hours for each used part needed to repair the bicycle.

Q: Do you give away helmets?

A: Yes. We have a limited supply of basic model ProRider helmets (online at: www.prorider.com). We sometimes receive donations of helmets as well. If you require a helmet, please call us at 324-5657.

Q: I want to donate a bike. How do I do that?

A: You may drop off your bicycle at the Nasson Community Center any time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please call ahead to ensure that a staff member will be available to assist you at the desired time.

Q: I have an old bicycle that I want to exchange for one of the bicycles in the Bicycle Center. Can I do that?

A: We do not accept exchanges, but we will gladly accept your donation.

Q: How do I become a volunteer?

A: Call us at 324-5657 to set up a volunteer interview and fill out a volunteer application. Volunteer applications are available at Nasson Community Center.

Q: How much time do I have to commit to volunteer?

A: That depends. If you wish to volunteer in our afterschool program mentoring youth, you may volunteer on a drop-in basis any time between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and any day you like, with no minimum commitment. However, if you wish to repair a bicycle to donate, this may require several sessions depending on the condition of the bicycle. The satisfaction of completing a bicycle is worth it!

Q: How do I make a tax-deductible donation to the program?

A: Please make a check out to Nasson Community Center and write “bikes” in the memo line. We will mail you a signed donation receipt in addition to our gratitude.

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