I Bike Volunteer Mechanic, Aberdeen City

  • VO91307


Description

All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind

Are you passionate about cycling? Do you have an interest in bike maintenance? Volunteer with I Bike!

I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.

In Aberdeen, we're particularly looking for people who are interested in bike maintenance. Maybe you want to improve your existing skills, get some practice alongside others or put your expertise to good use! Training and support is provided for all levels.

I Bike is a schools programme which aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools. Our maintenance sessions are called Dr Bike where we set up a workshop in the school grounds to fix children's bikes. But there are plenty of other activities we run for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks and much more!

Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website link below.

We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sustrans is the leading sustainable transport charity. We aim to enable people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of their everyday journeys. We work with communities, schools, universities and workplaces across Scotland to encourage healthy and sustainable travel choices. Sustrans Scotland also works with communities and councils throughout the country to create safer and more attractive environments for walking and cycling by building and improving infrastructure. We promote and coordinate over 2,000 miles of National Cycle Network in Scotland, working with our partners to maintain and expand the Network.

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Frequency and commitment details

We're flexible around your availability. Most volunteers help at least once a month; some get involved more frequently.

Restrictions

under 18s need to be supervised.
Experience required: Anyone who enjoys a bit of bike maintenance or would like to improve their skills. You don’t need tons of experience, just enthusiasm!
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We cover travel expenses; this includes bus and train travel and bike and car mileage. We encourage volunteers to travel sustainably whenever possible. We also offer to cover the cost of lunch if the volunteer is at school for the whole day.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We offer one taster session before you decide to go ahead and volunteer with I Bike.
Training details: Sustrans delivers a online volunteer Welcome Session which covers safeguarding, training and a handbook on I Bike activities.

Last updated 4 months ago