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Cycling training for (refugee) women and girls aged 16 and over at JVS Wassertorplatz

#BIKEYGEES e.V.

Berlin, Berlin
No German skills required
Once
Volunteering session
  • Sun, 21/08/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 18/09/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 16/10/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • (and 2 more dates)
Show dates
Kids & Teenagers
Migrants & Refugees
Women
Hands-on Activities
Sports & Leisure Activities

About the volunteering opportunity

Every woman should know how to ride a bike! Cycling means hitting the road in a cheap and environmentally friendly way. Bikes provide exercise, a means of exploring one’s surroundings and most importantly freedom and independence. Not every woman has had the opportunity to learn, and that is where we come in. All women over 16 are welcome, regardless of whether they are long term residents or new arrivals to Berlin, irrespective of origin, age or religion. 

Our trainings aim to teach as many women as possible how to cycle and prepare them for a safe road ride. Please understand that we need our full attention for this and please refrain from interview requests. Unfortunately, our capacities are not sufficient for this.

Your Tasks

We are looking for women who support our participants in the training sessions from the first turn of the crank - with holding, pushing, motivating, and especially with a lot of good humor!

Please come on time not to miss the small introduction and have some patience to endure the slight chaos at the beginning. If you do not know what to do, just talk to whom or observe how it goes and ask, for example, if you can relieve one of the pushers.

What's needed

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

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

What to bring

You should bring clothes suitable for the weather, comfortable shoes and a good mood. Of course, we are also happy about cookies. Coffee and tea we usually have in stock :-) Please come on time, so that we can collectively do a little introduction for everyone. Thank you.

We recommend to come tested and wear a mask while running close to each other.
And bring a bag full of love. ;-)

Time required

Once

Important notice

We are looking for only female helpers as we are a safe-women-space. Please come on time so as not to miss the small introduction and have some patience to endure the slight chaos at the beginning. 

We are cyclists, which means the trainings will take place in any weather. But don't worry, there is also a small warm training room.

 

Dates

  • Sun, 21/08/2022
    14:00  –  16:15
    14 of 20 booked
  • Sun, 18/09/2022
    14:00  –  16:15
    5 of 20 booked
  • Sun, 16/10/2022
    14:00  –  16:15
    3 of 20 booked
  • Sun, 20/11/2022
    14:00  –  16:15
    0 of 20 booked
  • Sun, 18/12/2022
    14:00  –  16:15
    0 of 20 booked

Where?

#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.

So far, we have been able to get more than 1.250 women/girls on bikes free of charge and to hand over approx. 500 bike sets as donations. (as of April 2022)

More about the organisation
Berlin, Berlin
No German skills required
Once
Volunteering session
  • Sun, 21/08/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 18/09/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 16/10/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • (and 2 more dates)
Show dates
Berlin, Berlin
No German skills required
Once
Volunteering session
  • Sun, 21/08/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 18/09/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • Sun, 16/10/2022 | 14:00  –  16:15
  • (and 2 more dates)
Show dates