📄 Currently Recruiting - Bike Program Assistants (Townsville, West End)
This volunteer opportunity will help to influence at-risk youth from reoffending by creating new potential pathways through positive experiences
The Bike Program is a 6-month pilot program working with Juvenile Justice as a social enterprise to refurbish old bikes for sale to the public. This volunteer role will support the bike mechanic leading the program and bike repairs.
Youth at risk of reoffending will participate in one of three 2-month programs designed to create positive experiences and new relationships that are outside of their normal day to day experience.
This diversional program aims to open new pathways for youth as they gain experience in a workplace setting, practical and relational skills, useful for future employment prospects.
71 Ingham Rd, West End QLD 4810
The bike workshop is a repurposed shipping container located on the property at the West End Uniting Church - The Restoration Inn.
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Tasks involved include:
Support the bike mechanic as required
Assist with workshop preparations and upkeep
Engage with participants
This is a great opportunity to:
▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference,
▪ Give back to the community
Program times still to be confirmed and will be influenced by volunteer availability
Time Commitment: Minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours weekly
▪ Comfortable engaging with young people
▪ Non-judgmental and positive role model
▪ Experience in bike mechanics is advantageous but not essential
▪ Blue Card for working with children
This role is accessible for people using:
▪ This facility is not accessible
UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.
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