Could you be our Helmet Honcho, or Master of Maps?

Volunteers at The Bike Project

We are seeking to fill a couple of volunteer roles in our Deptford workshop. We are currently full for bike mechanic volunteers, however we do need help with other tasks at our Thursday evening donation sessions, providing direct support to refugees and asylum-seekers. Perhaps you could be our Helmet Honcho or our Master of Maps?

Welcoming people and journey planning

Tasks include:

• Welcoming beneficiaries as they arrive, helping them to a cup of tea and having a chat
• Journey planning to ensure our beneficiaries know how to get home safely with their bikes
- Involves using Google maps, Citymapper and other travel apps
- Using our resources for pre-planned journeys
• Carrying out surveys with beneficiaries 
• Talking to beneficiaries about our other projects which they might be interested in (Pedal Power - women’s cycle training and Bike Buddies – our cycling befriending scheme).

Giving out accessories to beneficiaries who’ve received a bike

Tasks include:

• Helping to give out bike accessories to our beneficiaries: a lock, helmet, gloves, high-vis vest
• Demonstrating how to properly fit a helmet (we’ll show you first!)
• Demonstrating to beneficiaries how to securely lock a bike
• Talking to beneficiaries about our other projects which they might be interested in (Pedal Power - women’s cycle training and Bike Buddies – our cycling befriending scheme).

Volunteering can either be weekly or on a more ad-hoc basis. Volunteers need to be able to arrive for 5pm and sessions finish by 8pm on Thursdays at our workshop in Deptford.

If you are interested, please email leila@thebikeproject.co.uk telling us which role you're interested in and a little about why you'd like to volunteer with us.

Written on: 09 Jul 2019 | Author: Anna Chapman

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