Urban Alliance

Bicycle Mechanic at Street Outreach

Initiative:

Beyond the Basics

Impact area:

Basic needs (food, clothing, housing)

Location(s):

Hartford, CT

Hours:

Weekend afternoons

Desired level of commitment:

Once per month, two hours

Duration:

Year-round

Age requirement:

12+

Tasks may include:

  • Greeting and interacting with homeless community in Hartford
  • Repairing bikes for people who are served through a basic needs outreach

In order to volunteer, you should be:

  • A registered UAServe volunteer (you will have a chance to register if you haven’t already)
  • Willing to attend an orientation prior to volunteering
  • Accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if under 18
  • Open to an ongoing volunteer commitment that works with your schedule
  • Skilled at bike repair
  • Able to use own tools
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing mental health or substance-abuse struggles
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing homelessness
  • Spanish-speaking skills a plus
  • Do NOT need to be a professional mechanic

A background check will be required to be placed with this volunteer opportunity.

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