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Two Wheel View depends on the hard work of volunteers and staff to help us change kids’ lives from the seat of a bike. We have many opportunities to get involved. 

Job Opportunities
Program Facilitator

Are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Do you value community and enter new challenges with an open mind? Would you enjoy working in an energetic and collaborative environment? Would you like the opportunity to learn how to work on bikes (no experience required)? Then Two Wheel View is the place for you!

 

About Two Wheel View

 

Two Wheel View (TWV) is a mission driven organization that provides programs that use the bicycle as a vehicle for change in the lives of youth. TWV creates opportunities for young people to learn and practice lessons in leadership, health and wellness, self-esteem, achievement, and community connection through their participation in bicycle education programs and trips.

 

TWV’s goal is to be an equal opportunity employer and employs people without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, language, citizenship, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical, and/or mental abilities.

 

Position Overview

Program Facilitators support the operation of Two Wheel View by facilitating our Earn-a-Bike (EAB) program in hands-on learning environments at schools, libraries, and other community locations. The EAB program uses the bike as a tool to develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as bike mechanic capabilities, in youth grades 7-12. Program Facilitators provide education to youth through hands-on learning experiences and helps them to build social and emotional skills including persistence in tasks, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, teamwork, empathy and leadership, communication skills, learning in groups, and respect and appreciation for the environment and their community.

 

Job Details

Location: Calgary, Alberta (various locations)

Position type: Part-time / temporary

Work-hours: varied; weekday afternoons and evenings and some weekend work as required; typically, this afterschool shift runs for 3.5 hours anytime between 3:00-7:30  

Start and end dates: September 2021 – June 2022 (training takes place in September 2021 and program starts in October 2021)

Wage: $21/hr

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Program Facilitation:

 

  • Assist with the development and implementation of goals and objectives for the Earn-a-Bike (EAB) program that reflect the mission of the organization.

  • Prepare programming space and all necessary equipment for activities program.

  • Be prepared to facilitate the program; ensure program plans have been fully reviewed and understood.

  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and deliver instructional activities that focus on experiential learning.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the youths’ varying needs and incorporating youth ideas/preferences.

  • Instruct and monitor youth in the safe use of learning materials and equipment and observe and evaluate performance and development, behavior and physical health.

  • Create a fun and accepting environment for everyone.

  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of the programs and suggest improvements

  • Administer relevant surveys as part of the program and ensure information is captured for reporting and evaluation purposes.

 

Registration, Health & Safety:

 

  • Ensure all youth have fully completed the required registration forms and waivers prior to beginning the program.

  • Keep accurate attendance of youth at each session.

  • Keep all registration forms in accordance with FOIP standards.

  • Become familiar with and follow the emergency response plans.

  • Ensure Critical Incident Reports and near-miss reports are completed as required.

 

Inventory Control:

 

  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies and communicate shortages.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.

  • Ensure vehicle is driven in a safe manner, and all incidents and/or accidents are reported immediately to TWV.

 

Organizational Reputation:

 

  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential following TWV and Government Regulations.

  • Maintain professional standards.

  • Build company image by collaborating with stakeholders.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, benchmarking professional standards, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.

 

Mandatory Qualifications

 

  • Previous youth program delivery experience and/or education experience.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills.

  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of youth and community members.

  • Ability to work independently and resolve problems on ones’ own.

  • Committed to professionalism, thoroughness, dependability, and flexibility.

  • Able to manage busy, high energy youth groups with ease and confidence.

  • Confident expressing ideas and concepts effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Clear a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

  • Clear an Intervention Record Check.

  • First aid and CPR training.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., repetitively.

  • Ability to work in a variety of spaces while sitting, standing and moving.

 

 

Preferred Skills

 

  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

  • Basic bike mechanics knowledge and ability to repair, explain and educate about bikes considered an asset.

  • Youth development trainings preferred.

  • Experience with vulnerable populations considered an asset.  

  • Enrolment in a human services degree considered an asset.

  • Identify as a lifelong learner.

  • Alignment with TWV values: respect, authenticity, adventure, resilience, and community.

 

Mandatory Paid Training

 

  • Onboarding and Two Wheel View 101 training (3hrs)

  • Comprehensive Mechanics Training (~16hrs)

 

These mandatory paid trainings will take place in September & October. 

 

To Apply

 

Send your cover letter and resume to Molli Bennett at m.bennett@twowheelview.org by September 19th, 2021. Interviews will take place between September 20th and September 23rd.

Volunteer Positions
Volunteer Mechanics Night

Our Volunteer Mechanics Nights happen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month* from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Two Wheel View Workshop. There are jobs for all skill levels and volunteers get a chance to practice their skills and earn time in our workshop for their own bikes. Volunteers help keep our shop in working order, fix bikes for youth or for sale in the shop to support our programs.

 

There is no need to pre-register or call to sign-up for a shift but we ask that you complete a registration/waiver form the first time you arrive. 

Volunteer Mechanic Days occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1pm-4pm. ***Volunteer Mechanics Nights are currently on hold due to Covid. Please email hank@twowheelview.org for available opportunities. 

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Special Event Volunteers

Special event volunteers are always appreciated at our special events and fundraisers that we run throughout the year. These opportunities occur throughout the year and call-outs for volunteers happen monthly as needed. It's a great way to meet new people, support Two Wheel View and strengthen your community. 

For information about volunteering with Two Wheel View or to receive a registration form, please contact info@twowheelview.org. To be added to our monthly newsletter and volunteer news, sign up for the TWV E-News in the footer bar below.

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