Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Neighborhood Bike Works
Posted on: May 29, 2014
Neighborhood Bike Works offers a full-day and half-day Summer Cycling Day Camp to youth ages 8-14 yrs, with the mission to empower Philly's youth through cycling.
As a volunteer instructor, you would be assisting our summer camp director and mechanic in leading group rides and bike repair lessons. Each day's schedule is typically divided into shop time and road time. Shop time is oriented toward bike repair instruction where youth participate in a group lesson led by our staff mechanic. As a volunteer, you would be working alongside the youth, helping to reinforce the lesson and keeping them engaged and excited about their projects.
Road time includes group bicycle rides led by the summer camp director. Past destinations have included Mill Creek Organic Farm, Bartram's Garden, The Belmont Plateau and the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. During the rides, volunteers join the NBW line as chaperons, modeling safe urban riding and keeping the kiddos in line.
Volunteering with summer camp has continually been an unparalleled way to explore the city and improve bike repair skills. Establishing relationships with the campers improves their experience and knowledge retention, that is why if you decide to volunteer, we would prefer that you keep a regular schedule.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply.