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  • Community Cycles - Summer Youth Apprenticeships
    Post date: Sun, 03/24/2013 - 16:03

    Details from Community Cycles Website

    Time Commitment :

    Two to five three-hour shifts per week for 3+ months, plus ten skills training sessions

    Reports To: Shop Manager, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

    Works with: Staff mechanics, volunteer mechanics, members, and customers

    Description of role: Community Cycles is hosting an amazing opportunity for teens 15-18 to learn bike mechanics in our community bike shop. Youth Apprentices volunteer while learning and attend all ten of our skills sessions on bike mechanic skills. This is great experience for college applications and resumes, and can count for school-required community service hours. Get involved in volunteering and become a lifelong cyclist by learning the skills you need to repair bikes yourself.

    Primary duties include:

    Attend all ten skills training sessions
    Begin volunteering after attending 3 training sessions
    Assist members and customers with bike mechanics as needed
    Perform spot repairs for customers
    Refurbish donated bikes for sale
    Process newly donated bikes and parts

    Skills/ Requirements:

    A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian
    You must attend a volunteer orientation
    Eagerness to learn and help

    Training Provided:

    Volunteer Orientation (required)
    Skills Sessions (required)
    Skills sessions provide knowledge and training about a particular aspect of bike maintenance. Topics include: tires and tubes, drivetrain cleaning, cables and housing, brakes, derailleurs, bottom brackets, and others.

    To Apply:

    Fill out this form and mail/email to Community Cycles:

    2805 Wilderness Pl. Ste. 1000
    Boulder, CO 80301720-565-6019
    Brett Schager, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator