Earn-A-Bike volunteer with youth!


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Sep 26, 2016 04:00 PM - Thu Nov 17, 2016 06:00 PM

Where

Neighborhood Bike Works3939 Lancaster AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19104


About

Earn-A-Bike is Neighborhood Bike Works' flagship program. Over the course of eight weeks, youth learn the basics of bicycle repair and maintenance, safe urban riding, and health and nutrition while refurbishing a bike they get to bring home for free.

Volunteer Role:

Volunteers act as positive role models, encouraging and assisting youth with basic bike mechanics, per each day's lesson. Youth work experience or basic bicycle mechanics experience (though not necessarily professional experience!) preferred but not required. Volunteering is a great way to pick up basic mechanics skills or to put advanced mechanics skills to good use!

Program Schedule:

SESSION 1 - HIGH-SCHOOLERS ONLY: September 26 - November 16

Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm.

SESSION 2 - AGES 8-18: October 4 - November 17

Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm.

Volunteer Commitment:

One to two days per week for the whole eight-week session. Background clearances are required (Neighborhood Bike Works will provide instructions on how to obtain these).

Please email volunteers@neighborhoodbikeworks.org for more information and to apply.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Mechanics / Repair

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One to two days per week for all eight weeks.
  • Youth work experience or basic bicycle mechanics experience preferred but not required.
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