Published: 1st OCTOBER 2019

Volunteer Bike Mechanic, Inner East Belfast

Do you really know bikes and want to share those skills?

  • Community
  • Belfast
  • Following the initial half-day induction, the role will need a commitment of 2 – 3 hours per month
  • volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 1501196

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and friendly person, to carry out bike repairs to ensure community bikes are in top condition for the groups to use. All tools you’ll need will be provided.

The Community Active Travel programme is committed to normalising walking and cycling for more of people’s everyday journeys. We do this through a range of activities, including travel advice, cycling skills development, puncture repair lessons, Dr Bike sessions, led rides, led walks and the development of walking & cycling hubs.

We are looking for someone to help maintain the community bikes and help at our Dr Bike sessions.

Any of our volunteer roles can be combined together according to a volunteer’s interests.

Why become a Sustrans Volunteer?

To support local communities and give you the opportunity to encourage more people to cycle regularly, help them and share an enthusiasm for being outside, gain experience engaging with a variety of people and help promote a leading UK charity as well as meeting other volunteers.

You’ll also receive Sustrans newsletters to keep you informed about Sustrans’ work and your expenses will be reimbursed, when agreed in advance.

What does a Sustrans Volunteer Bike Mechanic do?

We’re looking for individuals who can help our Active Travel officers by:

  • carrying out bike checks
  • doing basic bike maintenance
  • filling out bike health check forms and completing fleet bike records
  • support Sustrans staff at Dr Bike sessions

Skills required

We're looking for someone who:

  • is experienced and confident in basic bike maintenance
  • ability to complete necessary paperwork
  • good people skills

A bike mechanic qualification/accreditation would be desirable but is not essential.

Time commitment

Following the initial half-day induction, the role will need a commitment of 2 – 3 hours per month.

Training and support offered

Sustrans offers:

  • initial training and induction sessions
  • a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers, and training in relevant skills
  • regular communications to support you in your role, and direct contact with the Volunteer Coordinator in Sustrans’ Belfast office
  • health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments

Tools wll be provided on site.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Sustrans

Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.

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