Volunteer with Two Wheel View!
Two Wheel View (TWV) depends on the hard work of volunteers to help us change kids’ lives from the seat of a bike. We have many opportunities to get involved.
Year-round (limited hours in summer)
Join us for TWV’s drop-in Volunteer Mechanic Night. This takes place on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Good Life Community Bike Shop (2100 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W7). No experience necessary to attend but any bike knowledge is helpful. Prepare to get greasy!
These nights are spent fixing up donated bikes, which go back into the community to our Bike Club programs that we run at schools. These programs are after-school programs and provide students with a free bike at the completion of the program.
This volunteer position is a drop-in opportunity; no training is provided (although lots of experiential learning and co-learning happens)!
Ride Leader Positions
Summer months only, recruitment is January - February, training is April & May. Currently recruiting for Summer 2017.
Join us on one of our many cycling adventures! From Alberta, Argentina, Quebec or all the way to Norway – we take youth and adults on cycling trips.
This volunteer position requires: cycling touring experience, a police check, commitment to mandatory training (provided by TWV) both in the classroom and outside, and a trip leader application form. The deadline for Ride Leader positions is early February.
Bike Club Volunteer
September - June months. Recruitment & training throughout summer.
The Bike Club (or otherwise referred to as Earn-a-Bike program) uses the bike as a tool to develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as bike mechanic capabilities in youth ages 11-17. Each week participants come to program where they receive a healthy snack, play games and discuss the daily lessons in both character (community, leadership, self-esteem) and bike mechanics (fixing a tire, gear adjustments, chains, brakes etc). They have the opportunity to use tools and disassemble and reassemble bikes every week.
This volunteer position requires: youth experience, availability during the afternoon and evenings on weekdays, a police check, vulnerable sector search, a minimum of a 16 week commitment (once per week), access to own transportation, mandatory training (provided by TWV) and basic knowledge of bike mechanics.
Year-round opportunities. Peaks in spring and summer.
Come represent TWV at various events! If you are outgoing, love talking to people and want to be outside in the community then this is an ideal position for you!
This volunteer position requires: a police check, commitment to mandatory training (provided by TWV) and a minimum commitment of 20 hours.
How to join our team
Here are the easy steps to becoming a volunteer with Two Wheel View: complete the Volunteer Registration Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us about you and how you want to be involved. Or fill out the digital Volunteer Registration Form.