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Do you like working with children and youth? Do you like bikes? Do you want to learn more about bike mechanics? Then this might be a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for people interested in working with children and youth ages 8-17. 

This is a great leadership and learning experience for both the instructors and the kids. 

 

Our Youth Open Shop is a structured program at our Community Bike Shop. We have six workbenches available. Kids bring in their own bikes or learn how to fix bikes that have been donated to the Bicycle Collective. 

  • You'll be working with 2 to 4 kids
  • depending on your skills: you'll be helping kids work on their own bikes (for advanced mechanics), or you'll help instructing them on the tasks of the day (beginner to intermediate mechanics)
  • We'll train you!


Requirements: 

  • Positive teaching and leadership skills
  • Mechanical background preferred
  • High energy positive disposition, able to listen ,follow and give instruction.
  • Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Must be at least 18
  • This is a weekly program. Be available Mondays from 4:00-7:00pm, at least twice a month.

Background check is required

TUTORS FOR ‘RIDE READY!’ 

After-school bike mechanics club

This is an opportunity for two to three volunteers who are interested in teaching bike mechanics and working with elementary school kids from low-income families (4th grade, about 10yrs. of age)

  • You will assist in teaching three ‘Ride Ready’ after-school bike mechanics clubs
  • Each club will last two hours plus some prep/de-prep time
  • You will receive prior training (about 2hrs) at the Collective
  • Each club will consist of four workstations that will guide students through a basic bike tune-up (air/patching tubes; check brakes and bolts; lube/check chain)
  • The Collective provides bicycles, the kids ‘earn’ these bikes through their participation in the workshop

DATES

Monday, Feb 26, Coral Cliff Elementary School (approx. 2:30 PM – 4: 30PM)

Wednesday, March 21, Heritage Elementary School (afternoon)

Tbd, TBD

Training will take place during the week prior to the first workshop (Feb 19 – 24) at your convenience.

 Please contact us (judith (at) bicyclecollective.org) until Feb 7 if you would like to volunteer.