Join TWV

Join TWV

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
Earn-a-Bike Program Facilitator

Are you interested in 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 youth development programs that use the bicycle as a tool to build resilience. TWV creates opportunities for young people to learn and practice lessons in leadership, wellness, self-esteem, achievement, and community connection through their participation in bicycle education programs and trips. TWV’s goal is to employ 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. TWV strives to be learning continuously and is working to be an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization. If you need additional support or accommodation in your application process, please ask and we will do our best to meet those needs.

 

Position Overview

Program Facilitators support Two Wheel View by facilitating our Earn-a-Bike (EAB) program in schools, libraries, and other community hubs. 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 educate youth via hands-on learning experiences, and help them to build social and emotional skills.

 

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 after-school shift runs for 3.5 hours anytime between 2:30-8:00

Start and end dates: October 2022 – June 2023

Wage: $21/hr

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Facilitation:

● Assist with the refinement and implementation of the EAB curriculum

● Be prepared to facilitate the program: prepare programming space and necessary equipment, and ensure program plans have been reviewed

● 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 incorporate youth ideas/preferences.

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

● Create a fun and accepting environment for everyone.

● Administer relevant surveys and ensure information is captured for reporting and evaluation purposes.

 

Registration, Health & Safety:

● Ensure all youth have completed the required registration forms and waivers prior to beginning the program, and manage these in accordance with FOIP standards.

● Keep accurate attendance of youth at each session.

● Familiarize yourself with Emergency Response Plans, including critical Incident reports and near-miss reports.

● Maintain a safe and clean working environment.

● Ensure vehicles are driven in a safe manner, and all incidents and/or accidents are reported immediately to TWV.

 

Inventory Control:

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

 

Organizational Reputation:

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

● Maintain professional standards and support company image by collaborating with stakeholders.

● Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.

 

Mandatory Qualifications

● Previous program delivery experience and/or education experience (Youth experience preferred)

● 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 one's own.

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

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

● Identify as a lifelong learner.

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

● 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

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

● Youth development training/certifications.

● Experience with vulnerable populations is considered an asset.

● Enrolment in, or completion of, a human services degree is considered an asset.

 

Paid Training

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

● Comprehensive Bicycle Mechanics Training (~16hrs) This paid training will take place in September and October 2022.

 

To Apply

 

Send your cover letter and resume to Rach at rach@twowheelview.org by September 19th, 2022

 

Interviews will take place the week of September 19th. In your cover letter please briefly address the following questions:

1. How did you hear about the posting?

2. Why do you want to work for Two Wheel View?

3. What makes you an ideal and unique candidate for the position?

Volunteer Positions

Board Member

Are you interested in 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? Then Two Wheel View is the place for you!

 

Board role and responsibility

As a registered non-profit, TWV is required to have a governance Board to provide oversight and policy-making

  • The day-to-day operations of TWV are managed by the Executive Director and staff

  • The Board makes policies, fundraises, recruits and oversees the Executor Director

  • The Board is responsible for governance and financial accountability for TWV

  • Board members act as ambassadors for TWV in promoting the organization in the community at large

Board members do not need to be cyclists themselves, but must support the mission, vision, and values of TWV

 

About Two Wheel View

The values of TWV are:

  • Community

  • Resilience

  • Respect

  • Authenticity

  • Adventure

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TWV was founded in 2000 as a grassroots, Calgary based non-profit to serve youth through the bicycle. While the work that TWV does is related to and around cycling, the overall objective is building the confidence and capacity of youth who are experiencing challenges.

TWV is a proactive organization that is building community and capacity in marginalized communities.

Time commitment

  • A minimum three-year commitment

  • The time commitment varies from month to month but will average between 8 to 10 hours per month

  • Board members must attend 8 general board meetings, as well as participate in 2 committees (the committees meet generally every other month)

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate is passionate about serving youth and has skills in communications, fundraising, accounting/financial management

 

This is a voluntary position with no compensation.

 

How to apply: ·

Please submit your CV/resume to laura.istead@twowheelview.org along with filling out this online form.

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

TWV is committed to building a Board that reflects the wider community at large. TWV acknowledges and understands that this is a work in progress, which will require constant reflection and evaluation of how privilege and barriers affect the ability of people from marginalized communities to participate. TWV values diversity and equality, specifically but not limited to reflecting diversity in areas of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, Indigeneity, neurodivergence, disability, and other underrepresented/underprivileged communities.

Volunteer Mechanics Night

Our Volunteer Mechanics Nights happen on Tuesdays 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 while helping to keep our shop in working order, fix bikes for youth or for sale in the shop, and support our programs.

 

Please email hank@twowheelview.org for registration details.

We also organize opportunities for especially for women, trans, femme and non-Binary volunteers. Please reach out to us at info@twowheelview.org if that is of interest to you.

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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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