Could you help out? We welcome volunteer mechanics of all ages, from all walks of life. We have a wonderfully diverse group of volunteers working with us throughout the week; repairing bikes and managing the workshop, working alongside people from around the world. Whatever your background, gender or level of experience, if you’d like to get involved, please get in touch.
Volunteering with us can be a very rewarding experience, where the emphasis is sharing skills and working together to help disadvantaged people to cycle. Be advised that the workshop can sometimes be a busy and challenging workplace. However, our experienced workshop coordinators are always on hand with help and advice.
We offer a fairly flexible volunteer scheme. However, if you are volunteering on a Wednesday or Thursday, we ask that you arrive at the beginning of the session (morning or afternoon) and stay until the end, helping to clean up the workshop. We would also strongly encourage you to commit to a regular volunteer session every week. This helps us to provide a consistent service and allows you to get the most out of being part of our community.
Workshop Volunteers: This role involves;
- Stripping down, preparing and repairing bikes.
- Sorting through and assessing the stock of used parts.
- Maintaining a tidy workshop, returning unused tools.
- Working within health and safety practice.
- Working alongside our project users being mindful of that they may not speak English well, or they might have mental or physical health issues.
- Cleaning and tidying the workshop at the end of the session.
Workshop Coordinators: Once you’ve been volunteering for a while, you may want to become a workshop coordinator with management responsibilities, overseeing the running of the workshop during volunteer sessions. Coordinators are also involved in making decisions about the development of the the workshop. Download the Coordinator Role Description
Admin Volunteers: This role can involve all kinds of activities. We are looking to develop the following areas;
Fundraising, volunteer coordinating, marketing and business development, increasing bike donations, overseeing improvements to the premises and facilities.
Volunteer times are:
Tuesday Volunteer Nights from 7pm – 10pm
Wednesdays Fix-a-Bike from 10am-1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursdays Earn-a-Bike from 10am-1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Fridays After School Bikes from 3.30pm-6.30pm
Monday 6pm – 9pm Women’s Night (women only)
If you are quite new to mechanics then we suggest that you come to a Sunday or Tuesday session first.
Don’t forget to join the Facebook group and the mailing list to stay in touch.
All new volunteer applicants should fill out the form below before arriving. Thank you!