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#BIKEYGEES e.V.

Bicycle training and tour with (refugee) women in Joachimsthal (Brandenburg)

Berlin, Berlin

About the Non-Profit Organisation

#BIKEYGEES e.V.

#BIKEYGEES e.V. provides free bicycle training for (migrant) girls and women. In addition to practical training we also provide road safety instruction in multiple languages, as well as basic bike repair and maintenance skills. We started in September 2015 as a small empowerment project. Since then we have grown into a non-profit association for education and integration work and were recognised as such in May 2016. Our training enables instant and permanent improvements to the quality of life of our participants.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Bicycle training and tour with (refugee) women in Joachimsthal (Brandenburg)

Every woman should be able to ride a bike! For us, cycling means being on the move in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way, it is a joy of movement, helps to explore one's own surroundings, and means freedom and independence. Not every woman has the opportunity to learn to ride a bike. That's why we exist. Our trainings are open to all new and old Berliners from 14 years of age, regardless of origin, age, religion or status.

Our trainings aim to teach as many women as possible how to ride a bike and prepare them for a safe ride in traffic. Please understand that we need our full attention - please refrain from interview requests. Unfortunately our capacities are not sufficient for this. If you would like to learn more about us, our joint train journey is an excellent way to ask questions.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

We are looking for women to support our participants in the training sessions from the first turn of the crank - with motivation, and above all with lots of good humour! Please come on time, as we can't miss the train. Another task is to teach traffic rules, but don't worry, we have documents on site and will help you if you are not sure ;-)

Whats needed

Please note that due to the physical contact with our 'students' we can only use female supporters at our trainings!

Please only sign up as a helper if you can be there for the complete period (09:30h - 17:30h). We will drive there and back together. There will be plenty of time to get to know each other and to answer all questions, e.g. also about #BIKEYGEES.

The ride will take place by train and bike. We will cover all costs for the train ride. Please bring your own bike, we will cycle 4km (each way) through the beautiful countryside of Brandenburg.

COVID-Information: We would appreciate if you do a free citizenship test beforehand (preferably in the week of the engagement). Otherwise, there is the alternative to do a test before the departure of the train. Please let us know in advance which test option you would like to take.

German Skills

For this volunteering opportunity you don't need any German skills.

Other Things You Should Know

Important notice

We are looking for female helpers only, as we are a safe-women-space. Please come on time so as not to miss the small introduction and be patient to endure the slight chaos at the beginning. If you don't know what to do, just approach someone or observe how it goes and ask, e.g. if you can relieve one.

Duration

It is ok to only help once.

Insurance

Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?

Only casualty insurance

Registration

You need to sign up for this project 1 day(s) in advance

  • Fri, 21/05/2021
    09:30  –  17:30
    1 of 1 booked
  • Fri, 28/05/2021
    09:30  –  17:30
    0 of 1 booked