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Bike Trailer Scrap Hauler

 Description of Role:

Volunteers Elana Dan

Scrap haulers load Bike Recycle’s metal scrap onto our Bikes at Work trailer and bike it to Queen City Steel (.4 miles from the shop) or Chittenden Solid Waste District (2.3 miles from the shop) for processing.

 

We provide the bike and the trailer, and we help you load up. You just need to show up with your helmet, about 1.5 hours, and be down take to the streets with your wide load.

 

 This is a lot of fun! This volunteer should feel like a strong rider; they will be hauling anywhere from 50 to 250 pounds on a bike trailer. The rider should know and obey the rules of the road, use hand signals, and wear a helmet at all times.

 This position requires a commitment to ride every two-to-three weeks depending on how many riders the shop has. Riding to the two locations should take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on how long it takes to get everything loaded and how speedy you are. 

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Youth Assist

 

Description of Role

 

Youth Assists work with young people during designated Youth Bike-In Hours. Their sole job is to support youth while they fix their own bikes and/or support youth while they complete volunteer projects in exchange for parts or repair work from Bike Recycle.

 

This is a new volunteer position created to accomidate the many young people who walk in to Bike Recycle needing parts or repairs for their bike. The goal is to work one-on-one and assist them in doing the repairs themselves. If the repair is more invasive and requires a more experienced mechanic, the goal is to have the youth "earn" the repair from the shop by volunteering.

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for someone who loves bikes and working with youth.

 

Primary duties include:

 

  • Being present to work with walk-in youth
  • Working with Volunteer Mechanics to diagnose issues with bikes
  • Communicating with youth about rules and procedures in the shop
  • Providing positive and encouraging energy to youth

 

Requirements:

 

  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to commit to one or more of the following 4-hour Youth Bike-In shifts:
    • Tuesday 1PM - 5PM
    • Friday 1PM - 5PM
  • Comprehensive knowledge of shop policies and procedures
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and across language barriers

 

Supervisor: Dan Hock, Bike Recycle Vermont Manager

 

 

Next steps:

 

  • Send a resume, cover letter, and availability to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line "BRV Youth Assist." Prospective volunteers will have a brief interview with the Bike Recycle Vermont Manager before scheduling their first shift.

 

 

Bike Trailer Scrap Hauler

Volunteers Elana Dan

Elana and Dan double-team the recycling run.

 

 

 

Description of Role:

 

Scrap haulers load Bike Recycle’s metal scrap onto our Bikes at Work trailer and bike it to Queen City Steel (.4 miles from the shop) or Chittenden Solid Waste District (2.3 miles from the shop) for processing.

 

We provide the bike and the trailer, and we help you load up. You just need to show up with your helmet, about 1.5 hours, and be down take to the streets with your wide load.

 

This is a lot of fun! This volunteer should feel like a strong rider; they will be hauling anywhere from 50 to 250 pounds on a bike trailer. The rider should know and obey the rules of the road, use hand signals, and wear a helmet at all times.

 

This position requires a commitement to ride every two-to-three weeks depending on how many riders the shop has. Riding to the two locations should take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on how long it takes to get everything loaded and how speedy you are.

 

Primary duties include:

  • Loading recycling onto the bike trailer and securing with bungee cords and rope.
  • Riding to Queen City Steel and/or Chittenden Solid Waste District from Bike Recycle Vermont
  • Properly unloading the recycling
  • Returning bike and trailer to Bike Recycle Vermont  

Requirements:

  • Strong bike riding skills
  • Ability to commit to one ride every two-to-three weeks
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow traffic laws
  • Enthusiasm for wearing their helmet
  • Natural inclination to wear a goofy smile while riding a bicycle hauling a bunch of stuff is a plus

Training Provided:

  • A quick 15-minute orientation to the shop and a demonstration of how to hook up the trailer and load the recycling.
  •  If you prefer, we can send a rider with you on your first run to show you the ropes. Otherwise we will provide you with directions and send you on your adventure.

Supervisor: Dan Hock, Shop Manager

 

Privileges:

  • opportunity to be part of a dynamic team getting more people in Vermont on bicycles!
  • Ability to sign out the Bikes at Work trailer for personal use

Next Steps: 

  • Send an e-mail with your name, phone number, and availability to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line "Bike Trailer Scrap Hauler." Prospective volunteers will meet with the shop manager to dicuss the volunteer position and get a 15-minute orientation to the shop and a demonstration of how to hook up and ride with the bike trailer.

Volunteers Ben Recycle 03

Rain, snow, sleet, or hail: Ben is down for a bike haul in all conditions.

 

Volunteers Rob Hannah Melissa Miles

 

Rob, Hannah, Melissa, and Miles celebrate the invention of the wheel.

 

sophie bike trailer

Psycheldic Sophie takes to the streets with her metal and rubber recycling.

 

 


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