New Staffer Orientations
Every other Monday, 8 pm @ Free Ride Shop. ~ 30 minutes.
Upcoming dates – October 10, 2011
Want to get more involved? Learn while helping others, in a diverse, fun environment? Free Ride needs two people per open shop shift, to be responsible for opening, closing, and orienting new people in the shop. No prior experience needed! The first step is to come to a new staffer orientation. Without more people willing to staff shifts, Free Ride cannot stay open during our scheduled hours. Many hands make light work! Here’s how it works:
- Come to a staff orientation (see dates above) for an informal introduction to staffing
- Staff as a trainee (shadow trained staff volunteers) until you are comfortable with the tasks.
- Attend a staffing skills workshop for a more formal and structured introduction to staffing
- Continue to shadow as a trainee, if needed
- Sign up to staff shifts.
What you need:
- Love of bicycles
- Want to learn
- Can show up on time
What you do not need:
- any particular mechanical expertise – while we welcome experienced mechanics, it is not necessary; you can learn as you go!
- a high level of time committment – you can staff for half a shift or a whole shift, as frequently or infrequently as you like. If we had 20 more people to staff once a month things would be wonderful.
What you get:
- A great learning opportunity
- Volunteer hours can be credited towards membership, used parts, bikes or other benefits
- Volunteer hours can also be traded for mechanics classes – an ideal opportunity to combine learning and practice of your new skills! 10 hours, or just 2.5 shifts, will pay for the entire cost of the 6 week sunday mechanics course, and 4 hours, or just one shift, will pay for two drop-in classes.
- It really is fun and rewarding to tinker around with bikes, solve interesting mechanical problems, and help others.
- Meet great people!
Contact us if you have any questions.