STREETBIKES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
*Y sort it is in the process of recruiting volunteers who will help us drive forward our ambition to set up “Street Bikes” community bike hub. Our main target is to engage with young people aged 10-21 years who are interested in bike maintenance and cycling adventures!!
The mains aim of Street Bikes is to achieve the following outcomes…
- Increasing confidence, skills and opportunities for young people / volunteers who live in areas of deprivation and/or face barriers to learning
- Increasing levels of active travel to school/ college / work– which will improve their health and wellbeing and decreases carbon emissions.
- Decrease wastefulness by recycling bikes and parts, reducing materials which end up in landfills by reusing them for either other bikes or for some other useful purpose
- Improve knowledge of the benefits of cycling on the wider environment by creating learning opportunities that encourages active travel and improves health & well being
In short our is aim is to make cycling as accessible and available for young people of all ages and abilities by providing free bike hire, cycling skills sessions and led rides to support a healthy, active lifestyle. We hope to hold bike maintenance drop in sessions in our youth clubs & groups.
Y sort it has secured a shipping container to be transformed into a Street Bike Station, and have currently working in partnership with Cycleform a local business, to train our current youth workers in basic maintenance. We have also met and affiliated with Cycling UK to help support us with setting up StreetBikes.
However to make to make Street Bikes a success we need volunteers to support the delivery of bike maintenance programme and activities that will help get young people back on their bikes and onto the streets.
Volunteers will play a key role in the development of StreetBikes, helping to refurbish bikes and promoting cycling as a means of active travel with local young people.
-You must be 16YRS+
-Willing to be go through basic bike mechanics training,
-Provide references and be register as part of the PVG scheme
-Make 6 month commitment to our programme
Our volunteers will receive training, to help be confident in stripping bikes, basic bike mechanic skills, and working within a workshop environment. For those involved in our community based projects our volunteers will have developed group work skills, community engagement knowledge, and will improve their cycling and mechanic skills along the way.
If you are looking for work experience & an enhanced CV, or just to meet new people volunteering with us would be ideal!
Y sort it Youth Centre
5 West Thomson Street,
Tel: 0141 941 3308
*Y sort it Background
Y Sort it provides a youth-led project that best meets the needs of the young people, aged between 8-25 years old in West Dunbartonshire. We provide general youth work activities as well as targeted provision for marginalised groups, such a young carers, care experienced , and hard to reach young people. We support over 500 young people each year across West Dunbartonshire.
Y sort is uniquely governed by a Youth Management Board, aged 16-25 years, all members are registered as company directors. Members are involved in both strategic and operation decisions, of all Y sort it services and activities, including the development of Street Bikes.