Community Bike Project Start-Up Team Member

Edventure Frome

Frome, Somerset

Volunteer • Part Time 07548014066 Amelia Parisian

Sectors: sustainable transport, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Edventure:Frome are looking for volunteer team members to help set up mobile, pop up community bike workshop in Frome.

Volunteers will join the Edventure Start-Up course, a free, 10-week, hands on training in community entrepreneurship for 18-35 year olds. 

You will learn skills by working on a real life project, in this case a community bike initiative. 

COVID 19 has led to a huge rise in cycling in the UK, and for many people cycling has become the safest way of travelling. This is the perfect time to start a cycling initiative to help people care for new bikes and fix up old ones.. 

Your team’s challenge will be to set up a travelling, pop-up community bike workshop on an electric cargo bike. The aim is to run outdoor bicycle repair and maintenance workshops across Frome’s estates and neighbourhoods, and a repair service for those who cannot access existing commercial services.

We want to play a part in helping people to get around safely in the age of COVID 19 and gain skills for looking after their bikes. We also want to cut carbon emissions and create meaningful employment opportunities. 

During this programme you will be guided through the basics of setting up a social enterprise, putting what you learn into practice. Your team will build a community around the idea, carry out research and design a business model based on this research. During the final part of the programme, you will be supported to create and carry out a project plan, turning the ideas into reality.

Other things you will have the opportunity to learn include fundraising, facilitation, giving presentations and organising events.

This programme begins on the 7th of September and runs for 10 weeks till the 12th of November. Attendees are expected to be at Edventure: Frome Mondays - Thursdays 9.15 - 2.30pm

*COVID 19 - Obviously making plans at the moment is hard for everyone. We anticipate that our course will be able to operate in person as planned in September. We will keep following government guidelines and will keep all applications updated with the measures we put in place to make the course and project safe.

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