Volunteering at the Workshop

Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a workshop wizard or couldn’t tell your crank arms from your bottom bracket – we offer everyone the opportunity to learn new skills and put them to good use in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

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Our brilliant workshop volunteers help fix bikes, but they also pitch in with everything else that needs to happen at The Bike Project on a Thursday night.

We might ask you to help register donations on the computer, sort out a snakes’ honeymoon of inner tubes, or welcome our beneficiaries and match them with their new bike.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, then read on!

What we ask from you lovely people:
  • You are reliable and punctual. When it comes to getting refugees cycling, there’s nothing fashionable in being late!
  • You can attend our workshop induction which takes place over two Thursday sessions, from 5 to 8pm. These are usually the last two weeks of each month.
  • You commit to volunteering at 5 Thursday sessions (or more) following your induction. Unlike slot machines, we make sure that the more you put in, the more you get out.
  • We love bikes, but first and foremost we’re a refugee charity. It kind of makes sense that volunteers should share our mission to get refugees cycling. (You’d be amazed how many people get here, look around, and say, ‘You do what?!’)
  • You enjoy learning and sharing your skills with other people. Our workshop sessions are a collaborative space and the more you learn, the more you can pass on to the next generation.

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Volunteering at the Office (remote)

Our operation might look effortless from the outside, but behind the scenes there’s so much beavering going on that we’re considering a move to Canada.

You’ll need to be available for:

  1. Introduction and a volunteer training session
  2. Volunteering remotely (you’ll need a laptop and working internet)

You’ll need to be the kind of person who:

  1. Enjoys learning new things
  2. Works well as a part of a team
  3. Has IT skills and admin experience
  4. Keen attention to detail

We can offer you:

The chance to be part of a small sociable team who are dedicated to providing bikes to refugees and asylum seekers to help with the cost of transport in London. You will also have the opportunity to improve your IT skills, gain valuable office experience and, of course, increase your bike knowledge!

So if you want to help out on a regular basis, please do get in touch – let’s see how we can help each other.

Volunteer with our Cyber Cyclist programme

Our Cyber Cyclist programme is a brilliant talent development programme for refugees. We run lessons from yoga, to bike maintenance, art and even cooking. All bike themed, and all completely free of charge. If you have a skill you’d like to share with refugees, we’d love to hear from you!

Get in touch here.

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