Bike mechanic Volunteer

  • VO90407


Description

How would you like to be part of a charity with a difference? At Community Gift Exchange (CGX) we believe everyone has a gift or skill to share.

Little or no experience? All the better! CGX aims to equip people with the skills they need to go onto sustainable employment or further training (see also training details for further info). We want to help you realise your goals no matter how small or big!

We value our Volunteers so much that we offer everyone who gives their time a free hearty, home-made lunch. Past and current volunteers particularly appreciate making new friends and being part of a genuinely inclusive community.

Cycleworks aims to save bicycles from going to waste by repairing, fixing and restoring so they can be ridden once again!

What can I expect to learn and do in this role?
• Bicycle refurbishment including : bike ‘stripping’; brake and gear calibration; wheel repair and building; pedal care and repair
• How to set up a bicycle for a customer
• How to fully clean and maintain a bicycle
• How to check parts for wear and sort accordingly
• Maintain the workshop to a high standard of tidiness

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in going into mechanics or engineering to gain experience of a workshop environment.

CGX have conducted and implemented a Covid-secure Risk Assessment and follow government guidelines. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and staff is our highest priority.

Organisation aims and objectives

Community Gift Exchange is a charity situated in Ayrshire with a mission of creating a flourishing community in which everyone can participate in the fullness of life together. We believe that we can help build a community through the generous exchange of gifts such as our time, skills, expertise or funds. Community Gift Exchange enables volunteers to help release people into sustainable employment through working together on creative and practical projects that benefit our local community. At the core of CGX, our charitable purpose is the prevention and relief of poverty, the advancement of education, religion, health, citizenship and community development, and the relief of those in need.

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10am-12.30pm or 12.30pm-4pm (flexible) Volunteers receive a wholesome lunch and unlimited tea and coffee on shift.

Restrictions

Experience required: Little or no experience? All the better! CGX aims to equip people with the skills they need to go onto sustainable employment or further training (see also training details for further info). We want to help you realise your goals no matter how small or big!
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: travel costs refunded
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Informal interview (in person or over the phone) and then a trial shift to see if both parties feel it’s a right fit.
Training details: Volunteers can benefit from a dedicated support service On the job training by their qualified Supervisor Access to a qualified Occupational Therapist for vocational assessment and training Opportunity to gain a qualifications in bike mechanics through ‘Velotech’ courses.

Last updated 7 days ago