Service Description

The Bike Centre is a do-it-yourself style bike shop located in the Student Life Centre. We are a resource for the Waterloo community, providing tools and work space to do bike repairs. Customers pay $1 an hour to use our shop. We also rent out bikes on a termly basis, and collect abandoned bikes on campus to be fixed up and sold at our termly bike auction. We are completely run by volunteers, and would love to have you join our team! Our shop is freshly renovated and a great place to hang out. No experience necessary.

Benefits of Volunteering with the Bike Centre:

  • Volunteers have free access to the Bike Centre rental tools and fluids

  • Interact with new and exciting people

  • Learn how to repair and maintain a bicycle

  • The feeling of gratitude you get from teaching someone to fix their bike

  • The feeling of accomplishment you get from fixing a project bike

Details

Department: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) student-run service

Reports to: Coordinator(s) – UW Bike Centre

Effective date: Spring 2020

Role Description: The Volunteers are primarily responsible for the Bike Centre’s daily operations. This includes being present in the Centre for shifts, and facilitate any purchase requests from customers.

Weekly Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

Key Accountabilities:

  • Hold a weekly two-hour shift in the Bike Centre

  • Open and close the shop, keep record of transactions

  • Greet customers and direct them to address their problem

  • Advise and assist with basic bike repair (not a must, we will train you and help you build your skills!)

  • Ensure customers put away tools and the shop is kept clean

  • Keep track of supplies and notify the coordinator when they are running low

  • Help run events and promotions

Requirements for the role:

  • Must be undergraduate student or WUSA member (i.e. someone who pays WUSA fees)

  • Good communication skills

Training Requirements:

  • New volunteers will be required to attend training during the first few weeks of the term (date TBD).

Applications

Application Deadline: 2020/5/10 11:59 PM

Application Submission: LEADS Application Form
 

WHEN COMPLETING APPLICATION PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORK IN A WORD PROCESSOR – APPLICATION WILL TIME OUT AND NOT SAVE PROGRESS.

Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) student-run services are student volunteer-run organizations instituted in order to address unmet needs identified as being important to the student body and best fulfilled by a component of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) student-run service Description.