Bike Mechanic Volunteer

  • VO95066


Our volunteers are essential in helping us fix and repair bikes to provide free to New Scots refugees and asylum seekers. Whether you are a self-taught skilled mechanic or are a bike-building wizard, we’d love to have your help in our community workshops and hub. You can improve your skills alongside other friendly and skilled volunteers in our fully equipped and fun workshop and will be supervised /supported by our qualified professional bike mechanic.

Organisation aims and objectives

Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) aims to support the resettlement of socio-economically disadvantaged and isolated New Scots through the upcycling and provision of free bicycles and the transformational power of cycling. We now have a hub in Harrison Park Edinburgh (as well as Glasgow)










No minimum commitment.


Experience required: We are looking for skilled bike mechanic volunteers with prior bike maintenance/mechanic experience (e.g. replacing bike parts, adjusting brakes, indexing gears etc.) and who can work with minimal supervision. A willingness to learn is important as are people who share our values as a welcoming and inclusive refugee project.
Travel details: Our community hub is located near Harrison Park. Full contact and travel details will be made available to successful applicants. Free street parking nearby, although often hard to find a space. Best to cycle/walk down (20 minute walk from Haymarket) or use public transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses such as reasonable travel, food/drinks etc.( as detailed in our volunteers expenses policy) Our community hub has a well-supplied and stocked kitchen with tea/coffee, snacks and food available for all volunteers.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: We provide all volunteers with a hands-on induction (i.e. information about the role, health and safety, a volunteer handbook & policies, intro to the workshop). Ongoing informal support is provided, with the potential to access formal mechanic training (with external training providers) to those who are able to make a commitment to the charity and where funding and places are available.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet