Charlie’s Freewheels is seeking volunteers to act as Mechanic Mentors in the second session of our youth bicycle project. The sessions will run every Friday from 5-8pm. The First session will be Friday February the 5th and the program will run for 12 weeks.
Charlie’s Freewheels will enrol 6 youth participants from the Regent Park community to learn basic bicycle mechanics and safety through the process of assembling their own bike. Through a combination of hands-on practice, cooperative work, discussion and mentoring, the participants will focus primarily on the repair of one bicycle each that, upon the project’s completion, will belong to him or her.
The volunteer mechanics will be working with the youth from last session in assisting the new participants with the assembly of their bicycles. We are looking for mechanic volunteers who have previous experience working on bikes and who have had hand on experience in repairing and building up bicycles for the bottom up.
We are also looking for people who would be interested in being involved in other aspects of the program. Last session we had one volunteer work with one of the participants on putting together a manual for the session that turned out amazingly.
We are looking for people who are interested in or have skills to share including but not limited too:
- Snack planning and food prep
- Photography and web site making/ blogging knowledge
- Grant writing
- Party planning and fundraising
Volunteer Info Meeting
Tuesday February 9th at 6:30 pm
Location: U of T, International Student Centre, the building at 33 St George
In the the Baldwin Room (located on the ground floor)
If you need more info you can email Caitlin at:
mccarlisle (at) gmail.com