As a volunteer bike mechanic at Bike Workshop Bristol you will be working within a growing social enterprise project. This is the third Bike Workshop Social Enterprise that Julian House, a charity for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, has developed to support its Service Users into Meaningful Occupation. Donated used bikes are rebuilt and refurbished in the Workshop and servicing and repair of customers’ bikes is also undertaken.
Volunteers wishing to apply for this role must be practical, with a good knowledge of how bikes work. Preferably, you will also have some engineering or mechanical experience. Tasks that volunteers will be expected to undertake include bike strip down, sorting and cleaning frames/parts and eventually full bike refurbishment. The role provides the opportunity for the development of bike mechanic skills and can also include Customer Service experience.
Bike Workshop Bristol is located just off of junction 3 of the M32 and is part of a brand new Knightstone Housing development called J3. The full address is: Bike Workshop Bristol, Junction 3, (No7.) Unit B, Baptist Mills Court, Bristol, BS5 0FJ
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteers will receive support from Bike Mechanics employed by Julian House, the Bike Workshop Manager and the Julian House Volunteer Coordinator. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed (to be pre-agreed with Bike Workshop Manager).
Volunteers should be prepared to commit to at least half a day per week. We would prefer this commitment to continue for a minimum of 3 months.
In doing this job you will have a key role within our organisation as we rely on the support of our volunteers.
We would love to hear from you about this role. For an informal chat please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 01225 354651.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form or call 01225 351651