Youth Shop Volunteers

Youth Shop is a weekly drop-in time when young people can volunteer at the Community Workshop in exchange for parts and repair help with their own bikes.

The goal of Youth Shop is to teach young people how to maintain and repair their own bikes. Youth attendees volunteer for an hour before recieving help on their own bikes so that they earn the parts and materials for their bike.

Youth Shop occurs weekly on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm starting May, 12th 2017

Youth Shop Volunteers don't need to be experienced bike mechanics (though mechanical skills arehelpful). The ideal volunteers merely needs to enjoy working with young people, have an interest in bike mechanics, and be able to provide encouragement and help to youth as they work their way through volunteer projects and repairs.

Primary duties include:

  • Setting up and faciliatiating volunteer projects for youth during the first half of Youth Shop
  • Supporting youth through repair work during second half of Youth Shop
  • Encouraging active learning by trying to be hands-off and allowing youth to perform majority of work on their bike
  • Giving high fives

Requirements:

  • Interest and experience working with youth
  • Bicycle mechanics knowledge helpful but not required
  • Ability to make at least 8 of the Youth Shops in a10-week period

Training Provided:

  • A quick 15-minute orientation to the shop.
  • Volunteers who demonstrate a commitment to being Youth Shop Volunteer may be eligible for a part of full scholarship to one of our bicycle mechanics classes which would help them in their volunteer role.

Supervisor: Dan Hock, Youth Shop Manager

Privileges:

  • Ability to attend Volunteer Appreciaton Nights where volunteers can use tools and stands to work on their own bikes
  • Ability to earn City Market member worker credit. Learn more about the member worker program here: http://www.citymarket.coop/memberwork
  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic team getting more people in Vermont on bicycles!

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OLD SPOKES HOME

 

322 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Tel:
(802) 863-4475

HOURS
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

(formerly known as Bike Recycle Vermont)

664 Riverside Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401

Tel: (802) 264-9687

EVERYBODY BIKES PROGRAM HOURS
Tuesday: 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm
Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Hours for volunteering, classes, and youth programs vary. Check out their respective pages to learn more.

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