Bicycle Dismantler

Bike Dismantler - 1

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Project Overview
Action 21’s Re-Useful Centre accepts and sells donated goods to reduce the number of useful items going to landfill and to raise money for sustainability projects in the local community.  Last year we diverted over 100 tonnes of reusable goods from landfill.

Bike sales generate a significant amount of Action 21’s income. We receive lots of bike donations in various states of disrepair and so a dedicated team of volunteers work to fix the bikes up so that they are safe to sell to the public. If a donated bike is of insufficient quality to recondition, we break it down into parts, which are either re-used or generate income as scrap metal.

Volunteer tasks

  • Breaking down broken/damaged donated bicycles into their constituent parts
  • Sorting the parts into either scrap metal or items for re-use.

Skills/previous experience sought

  • Ability to use hand tools safely
  • Able to follow procedure and work methodically
  • Able to use initiative
  • Can work as part of a team.

Minimum age: 16

Benefits of the role

  • Excellent work experience, especially for people pursuing a career in manual trades or bicycle assembly/maintenance
  • Training and support is provided
  • A reference is provided on request, on satisfactory performance in role
  • We believe that volunteers should not be out of pocket for donating their time and effort and so we make a contribution to volunteers’ travel expenses
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are available
  • You’ll be part of the great team of Action 21 volunteers who volunteer at the Charity’s Re-Useful Centre.

Times needed:

  • Mon –Fri
  • Volunteers usually commit to a minimum of one shift (9.30am-1pm, 1-4pm) but please speak to us about your circumstances are there is some flexibility.

Location:

  • The Re-Useful Centre

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