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Bike Safety Club Assistant (CCC)

Posted by on September 17th, 2007 at 11:05 am

About the Program

Our Bike Safety Clubs are designed to offer low-income youth at eight elementary schools around the city a safe and fun place to be after school. Bike Safety Club participants earn their own bike, lock, helmet, and tools, all while learning safe riding skills, teamwork, and basic bike maintenance. At the end of the program, they will have learned how to fix a flat tire, read a bike map, negotiate intersections, and ride to and from school.

We’re seeking skilled program assistants to help teach safe bicycling and maintenance to low-income youth in schools in North and Outer Southast Portland. Through this position, you will gain experience in experiential education program facilitation, safe bicycling, bicycle mechanics, and working with diverse and low-income youth.

Required Skills

Must love working with children
Must have own safe bike and helmet
Respect for and commitment to diversity, teamwork, and environmental sustainability
Must pass criminal background check

Assist Bike Safety Club instructor in mentoring and teaching 15 elementary school students in bicycle safety
Assist during all 12 sessions of program
Ensure safety of all participants on group bike rides
Help kids earn their own bike, helmet, and lock!
How To Apply

Email for a Volunteer Application Form. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

Reports To

Youth Programs Coordinator

Pay Rate and Benefits

Position: Volunteer
Pay: Unpaid
Location: Multiple
Schedule: Two days per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Programs last two hours, typically starting between 2:15 and 3:15 PM. Must be able to commit to assisting during all 12 sessions. Most programs will begin the last week of September/first week of October and will end during the first or second week of November.

Neal Armstrong
Volunteer and Event Coordinator
Community Cycling Center

1700 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211
ph: 503-546-8864 fax: 503-288-1812

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