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.
Continuing Cycles Project (CCP) Assistant
Two Wheel View (TWV) is Calgary's most established bike recyclery. We receive bike donations from individuals, as well as schools, condo boards, municipal organizations, and others. We use these bikes in our capacity building programs for youth including the Earn-a-Bike (EAB) program, for our Social Enterprise Bike shop and, in a limited capacity, to respond to requests from partner agencies in need of bikes. If not donated to us, these bikes would often end up in the landfill; instead, we turn them into social good in our community. Despite our efforts to get bikes into the hands of people who could use them, TWV is constantly over capacity. Hundreds of bikes end up being sent to the waste stream every year; some are beyond repair, but many are salvageable. But we simply don't have the person-power to save them all.
The Continuing Cycles Project (CCP), is a new initiative that will allow us to increase our impact on the community and establish a ‘bike pipeline’ to send TWV’s excess bikes to organizations that will use them, rather than having to dispose of them.
We are hiring for a CCP Program Assistant who can provide support with the organization and distribution of bikes from TWV to community partners.
Job Title: Continuing Cycles Project (CCP) Assistant
Description: The Continuing Cycle Project (CCP) Facilitator will manage bike donations and connect excess bikes to community partners.
Location: Calgary, Alberta.
Position: Part-time / temporary
Work Hours: Varied - mainly Monday to friday approx 15-20 hours a week
Shifts: 5 hour
Duties and Responsibilities
-Manage bike donations and assess condition
- Manage bicycle ‘stock’ and organize excess bikes according to the needs of community partners.
- Contact (via phone or email) community partners to organize drop off or pick up of excess bikes
- Deliver excess bikes to community partners around Calgary
- Collaborate with shop manager to support bike donations and organizations.
- Represent TWV values in all internal and external communications and interactions.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative.
- Experience working with bicycle mechanics.
- Our ideal candidate would be someone who has been through a TWV program before (Earn-a-bike, Trips, Full Cycle, Beltline Bike Club or GAP).
- A valid drivers licence is considered an asset.
Send your current resume and a targeted cover letter to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 2nd, 2021 at midnight. Interviews will take place on the week following.
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 email@example.com for available opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To be added to our monthly newsletter and volunteer news, sign up for the TWV E-News in the footer bar below.