At Bike for Good volunteers play a very important role in support of our two key functions: refurbishing bicycles and promoting cycling as a viable means of transport. Since the organizations inception voluntary contribution of time and skills have been vital.
Our volunteers assist in all aspects bicycle refurbishment, including: bicycle collection, documentation, data collection, cleaning, parts harvesting, partial rebuilding and housekeeping. Volunteers also assist Fix Your Own Bike sessions which provides access to stands, tools, and experienced mechanics, enabling members of the public to develop bike maintenance skills. Additionally our volunteers provide excellent service to community based projects including: (to name a few) Dr. Bike events where our mobile workshops conduct bike repairs; and Play on Pedals teaching infants to ride bikes.
Our volunteers will receive training for all the above roles. Within a short period of time our volunteers can expect to be confident in stripping bikes, basic bike mechanic skills, and working within a busy workshop environment. For those involved in our community based projects our volunteers will have developed group work skills, community engagement knowledge, and will improve their cycling and mechanic skills along the way. Additionally volunteers will be part of a dynamic social enterprise, widening the participation of cycling in Glasgow within the growing green economy, whilst working alongside a great bunch of people. If you are looking for work experience and an enhanced CV, volunteering with us would be ideal.
Please note, you need to be at least 16 years of age to volunteer with us.