Volunteer Bike Mechanics Instructor

Organization Details
Organization Name: The Bike Dump
Address: 631 Main Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1E1
Website: http://bike-dump.ca/
Organizational Description: The Bike dump is a volunteer-run community bicycle education space.

We offer:
-Tools and space to fix your bike
-A stock of recycled bike frames and parts from which to build yourself a bike
-Volunteers to help guide you through repairs, or with a bike-building project
-Refurbished, recycled bicycles for sale on a sliding scale
-Bicycle repair workshops

We strive:
-To make cycling - and bicycle repair knowledge - accessible to everyone
-To organize ourselves transparently, democratically, and non-hierarchically
-To offer creative alternatives to auto dependency and its consequences

If you would like to be part of our family, show up to any open shift, and tell the volunteers present that you would like to volunteer. We will show you around and you will know right away if this is the sort of volunteer opportunity you desire.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 1805
Description of Duties:

Help community members learn how to fix their own bicycle! :)

Check out our video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D3itqiG9lo

Skills Required:

Patience, compassion, basic bicycle mechanic skills, interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people of many varied backgrounds.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

More advanced mechanical knowledge can be gained from fellow volunteer mechanics along with valuable instructing experience. All volunteers are invited to join in monthly meetings (pizza parties) and other volunteer appreciation activities.

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours

Volunteers are encouraged to attend with some sort of regularity, but there is no need to attend every shift.

Sunday 1-4pm (open holidays)
Monday 6-9pm Women + Queer identifying only (closed on holidays/long weekends) This shift is currently closed, pending a new group of women and queer identifying volunteers able to manage the program
Tuesday 6-9pm
Located at 631 Main Street, Side/back Entrance.

The application process consists of you showing up to one of our open shifts and announcing to the volunteers on that shift that you would like to begin volunteering. Then you will learn quickly whether this opportunity is for you. We are a welcoming safe(r) space and love to include new people.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Downtown
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Supervision
How to Apply: Email: winnipegbikedump@gmail.com
Online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D3itqiG9lo
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2026


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