Bike Mechanics

  • VO58996


Description

The volunteer bike mechanic role in Bike Revolution presents a great opportunity to increase your understanding of various types of bikes, how they work and how to keep them in good working condition. Volunteers will work alongside a team of highly qualified bike mechanics, gaining quality experience from our professional team and, once past the initial induction phase, you can look forward to learning how to diagnose and repair problems as well as assisting the mechanics in the day to day running of the workshop. Bike Revolution are looking for those who live and breathe biking, be it throwing themselves down the sides of mountains, touring the length and breadth of the country, or jumping into some lycra and treading the tarmac. We are looking for people who are keen to get their hands dirty recycling, refurbishing and repairing the bikes we get donated, up to a standard ready for resale. In return, we can offer the opportunity to learn from our experienced mechanics, as well as trade deals on bike parts and cycling kit.
A successful and proven bike recycling project, Bike Revolution takes bikes that are either in disrepair or just unused, and refurbishes them for re-sale ensuring they meet strict in house quality standards.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide outdoor activities and outdoor education programmes to young people in Moray.

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Restrictions

Volunteers will be working in a workshop with possibly dangerous tools.
Experience required: Experience of bikes and biking needed. Bike mechanic qualifications are desirable but not essential. Driving license desirable but not essential.
Travel details: At our bike workshop and secondhand store in Lossiemouth.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Will cover transport costs to and from our base if required.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers would be asked to meet the Bike Revolution Manager and Chief Mechanic to get a tour of the building, complete some forms and get a health and safety induction. They could then begin working on bikes and see how they feel about the opportunity.
Training details: See ‘Taster Session’ for Induction. They would receive in-house training from our qualified mechanics and could be put forward for Nationally Recognised Mechanic Qualifications in the future.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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