The UO Bike Program Apprentice gains valuable skills in the area of bicycle maintenance while taking on real responsibilities within our program. The Apprentice makes a meaningful commitment to help maintain our fleet, fix and convert donated bicycles, and assist shop patrons. The Apprentice will attend our bike maintenance class series free of charge, and will receive oversight and ongoing instruction in bicycle mechanics.
The UO Bike Program is looking for a new team member. We're seeking someone who loves bikes. We want someone who wants to learn more about bikes; how to fix them, how to make others love them. We want to train that person, in exchange for their help maintaining our bike loan fleet and assisting in shop operations. The Apprentice will attend our maintenance class series (held once per term) for free. The Apprentice will have weekly shop time, during which they will work on program bikes with the help and instruction of Bike Program mechanics.
The length of the apprenticeship, as well as the hour commitment, are negotiable. For apprentices with the energy and ability to give 300 service hours to the program (approx. 10 hours/week), there may be a $1000 AmeriCorps reward available through the Serice Learning Program. We can also talk about credit opportunities. But our ideal candidate will be interested, first and foremost, in spending time with bicycles. We know you're out there. Come join us!
We are especially interested in UO Freshmen. Make the Bike Program your home on campus!