The training is very much hands on, we will provide guidance as you need it. Soon you’ll be helping other volunteers with your new knowledge.
We have all the tools you will need (and many you won’t know what to do with). We can advise you on what to buy if you would like to get your own tools.
Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear close toed footwear to protect your feet in the event of you dropping something, or accidentally stubbing your toes.
Long hair should be tied up for safety, and avoid wearing a tie or anything too loose. The workshop is a smoke free zone.
You’ll be encouraged to refer to internet resources such as www.sheldonbrown.com, and various other internet sites that have tips and suggestions. If you want to turn “pro”, we’ll send you along to Bicycle Training Australia, for a Cert II or Cert III course, www.bicycletrainingaustralia.com.au, you can do the required practical hours with us.
Volunteering @ back2bikes
For new volunteers it’s best to come along on a Friday, as that is a quiet day, and you’ll get the best attention. We will help you along your bike fixing journey.
We provide a free lunch for volunteers every day, it’s a good chance to chat to the other volunteers as well as get some tasty food. If you want to help out with the lunch you are more than welcome to help us with different lunch ideas.
If you are working during the week, you can come on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. You don’t have to come along every week, just when you can, although we suspect you’ll like it a lot, and will want to become a regular.