Bicycle Maintenance Support

  • VO88611


Description

The YMCA Glenrothes are seeking a volunteer to support with their newly launched Y Cycle bike project. The project runs from the homeless service based at Alexander Road, Glenrothes. They have a purpose-built facility with a fleet of 10 bicycles which are accessible to YMCA residents and staff.

This a perfect opportunity for those who like to fix and know their way around a bike, as the volunteer will be carrying out minor repairs and making sure the bikes are in good general health.

Initially they envisage a fortnightly visit to check and maintain the bikes. However, there is scope to develop the role and the project further. There is potential for upskilling through course and partnership working.

If this sounds like you and have a few hours to spare every fortnight, please get in touch!

Organisation aims and objectives

YMCA Glenrothes has been providing learning and leisure opportunities for over 60 years, offering a friendly and welcoming community space. "The Y" has grown to be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the area, spread over three sites- all of which deliver community opportunities. Two sites also provide supported accommodation. The charity is supported by many volunteers who give regular and consistent service. YMCA Glenrothes is an independent local charity that is governed by local volunteers from Fife, and is affiliated to the worldwide YMCA movement. The charity works with many organisations across Fife, as well as YMCAs across Scotland.

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2 hours per fortnight

Restrictions

Experience required: An individual who knows their way around a bike, can carry out tasks independently and unattended. Someone with a positive and empathetic attitude as the project is based on a homeless accommodation site so there potentially could be engagement from residents.
Travel details: 1 - 8 Alexander Road, Glenrothes.KY 7 4JD Situated on main bus route and accessible by foot to Glenrothes bus station.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: The volunteer will be informed of YMCA Health and Safety and relevant service policies. Ongoing training for the volunteer if required. Working with their partners training will be offered to enhance and upskill.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.