The WRENCH is seeking an Indigenous Mentor for our Wheels of Courage (WoC) Community Leadership program.
Term Position: Starting as soon as possible, until March 31, 2022, with possibility for renewal.
Full time (35-40 hrs/week)
Health benefits available after probation period.
Wheels of Courage is a free, 9 month volunteer program at the WRENCH for young people (ages 15-30) who love bikes and want to use them as a tool for personal growth and social change. WoC participants gain exclusive access to a diverse array of skill-building workshops as well as support and funding to develop their own Community Projects.
Working under the direction of the WoC Program Coordinator, the Indigenous Mentor will be part of a team dedicated to helping youth gain valuable skills and focus their passion for bicycles into meaningful, hands-on service opportunities. Mentors will assist youth in identifying issues of concern in their communities and then taking action through self directed Community Projects.
1. Jan 19: Intro to Bike Mechanics 2. Jan 26: Wheels I: Tires + Tubes 3. Feb 2: Wheels II: Hubs + Spokes 4. Feb 9 Cranks + Bottom Brackets 5. Feb 23: Handlebars + Headsets 6. Mar 1: Gears + Derailleurs 7. Mar 8: Brakes 8. Mar 15: Review + Celebration
***PLEASE NOTE: We have Mellow Velo on the following Sundays from 3-5pm: Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 8. This means that on these days you can stay all the way until 5pm practicing your new skills and/or getting help working on your own bike!
Primer for Cycle of Giving Volunteer Mechanics- Sat Nov 23st, 12-2pm (at The WRENCH, 1057 Logan)
Whether this is your first year volunteering at a repair stand or if you are a veteran mechanic of Cycle of Giving (CoG) – this primer has something for everyone.
Join us Saturday Nov 23th as we cover the history of CoG and the logistics of being a volunteer mechanic. Then get hands-on experience tackling some of the most common CoG kid’s bike repairs -repacking coaster hubs and 1 piece bottom brackets. Find out how you can become a CoG volunteer HERE.
Saturday, October 19th 12-2pm @ the WRENCH (1057 Logan)
This is a beginners introduction to Winter Cycling from an immigrant’s perspective and own winter riding experience. This workshop is intended to give participants an overview on the bike essentials needed to get you and your bike ready in order to have a safe and fun winter cycling season. Come learn how you too can overcome the fear in facing the elements and other mental and physical challenges that come with the winter cycling season; and if you’re already an experienced winter commuter come share your own winter riding tricks, ideas, and experiences with the group.