Volunteer Bike Mechanic

Volunteer Bike Mechanic

Location: Bristol

As a volunteer bike mechanic at Bike Workshop Bristol you will be working within a growing social enterprise project. The workshop functions as a shop where second hand bikes are refurbished and sold, but also as a place where vulnerable adults come to learn practical skills as part of a route back into employment and an independent life. Donated used bikes are rebuilt and refurbished in the Workshop and servicing and repair of customers’ bikes is also undertaken.

Skills and Qualifications Required

Volunteers wishing to apply for this role must be practical, with a good knowledge of how bikes work. Preferably, you will also have some engineering or mechanical experience. Tasks that volunteers will be expected to undertake include bike strip down, sorting and cleaning frames/parts and eventually full bike refurbishment.

Skill Development

  • Manual and mechanical skills
  • Time and task management
  • Customer Service
  • Confidence


Bike Workshop Bristol is located just off of junction 3 of the M32 and is part of a brand new Knightstone Housing development called J3. The full address is: Bike Workshop Bristol, Junction 3, (No7.) Unit B, Baptist Mills Court, Bristol, BS5 0FJ

Other Information

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteers will receive support from Bike Mechanics employed by Julian House, the Bike Workshop Manager and the Julian House Volunteer Coordinator. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed (to be pre-agreed with Bike Workshop Manager).

Volunteers should be prepared to commit to at least half a day per week. We would prefer this commitment to continue for a minimum of 3 months.

Apply for this role

To apply for this role please contact Beth Morton.

Telephone: 01225 354 651

Email: bethany.morton@julianhouse.org.uk