Mechanic Advisor Workshop Details
Providing people with assistance on bike repairs is at the core of Free Ride open shop. We need mechanic advisors to help. This page gives details on the training process to prepare you to be a part of open shop.
Who should attend the mechanic advisor workshop?
- Anybody interested in assisting people at open shop
- Please volunteer at at least one open shop or volunteer night first, so you can learn from your experiences at the workshop
- You can learn more about shadowing by asking a staffer and by attending an orientation
- Staffers who want a refresher. If you have been away for a bit and don’t feel comfortable jumping back in.
- Staffers who can help with orienting, training or giving help to new volunteers
- Discussion of the Free Ride mission
- Code of conduct in the shop
- Anti-oppression discussion
- Training road map
- Shop map exercise
- Teaching hands off exercise
- Goals for Free Ride and volunteering
- Volunteer questionnaire
See also: greeter skills workshop
Note that the teaching skills workshop is very similar to the staffing skills workshop. If you do not wish to attend both workshops, you can learn more about being a greeter or mechanic advisor by asking experienced volunteers.
Mechanic advisor training road map
The linked PDF is a road map that shows the training process. It starts when you volunteer at open shop or volunteer night and proceeds from there. The road map is covered in detail during the workshop.
When are the workshops? How to sign up?
Please see the workshop RSVP page for dates and times of upcoming workshops. Be sure to RSVP so the workshop organizers can be prepared.
You can also send questions along with your RSVP if you would like more information.