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Wheels of Courage is an excit­ing new men­tor­ship pro­gram at the WRENCH for young peo­ple (ages 14 – 29) focused on skill-build­ing and cre­at­ing pos­i­tive change through Com­mu­ni­ty Projects.

If you love bikes and want to use them as a tool for per­son­al growth and social change – Wheels of Courage is for you!

Wheels of Courage is a men­tor­ship pro­gram for young peo­ple (ages 14 – 29) focused on skill-build­ing and cre­at­ing pos­i­tive change through Com­mu­ni­ty Projects. There are two pro­gram streams list­ed below that any­one can apply for. 

Wheels of Courage Men­tor­ship Program

  • One-on-one men­tor­ship and per­son­al­ized skill build­ing plans

To best sup­port a diver­si­ty of youth WoC pro­vides Men­tors with expe­ri­ence supporting:

    • Indige­nous par­tic­i­pants (I’m this mentor!)
    • New­com­er participants
    • Women, Girls, Trans, Non-bina­ry and Femme participants
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate mean­ing­ful change through Com­mu­ni­ty Projects
  • Team Vol­un­teer Activ­i­ties that build rel­e­vant skills at WoC Work Parties
  • Per­son­al­ized Vol­un­teer Activ­i­ties that build skills at the WRENCH or at a part­ner­ing non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion, school or com­mu­ni­ty bike shop
  • Spe­cial­ized instruc­tion from exter­nal professionals/​experts (e.g. first aid cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, instruc­tion from welder, work­shops on non-vio­lent cri­sis inter­ven­tion, men­tor­ship in com­mu­ni­ty art facil­i­ta­tion, lessons on ecol­o­gy or gar­den­ing, etc.)
  • Com­mit­ment to vol­un­teer­ing 120 hours (before March 31st 2020)

Appli­ca­tion dead­line is June 4th, 2019. Please note: there will be a lim­it­ed num­ber of appli­cants accept­ed into the Men­tor­ship Program.


Wheels of Courage Vol­un­teer Program 

Want some­thing a bit more casu­al? We know there are many young folks who would ben­e­fit great­ly from becom­ing involved at the WRENCH but are unable to com­mit to the Men­tor­ship Pro­gram. For them, we rec­om­mend becom­ing a Wheels of Courage Volunteer!

  • Every­one ages 29 and under is wel­come to join this program.
  • Become a part of the WRENCH’s diverse bike-lov­ing community
  • Learn prac­ti­cal and empow­er­ing skills by vol­un­teer­ing at var­i­ous WRENCH pro­gram­ming and spe­cial events
  • Access all the tools and parts you need to fix your bike dur­ing Vol­un­teer Shop (Sat­ur­days 2 – 4:30pm)
  • Receive sup­port from the WoC Men­tors and WRENCH staff dur­ing reg­u­lar pro­gram­ming hours
  • Track achieve­ments by log­ging hours and skills learned using a sim­ple online form

The Vol­un­teer Pro­gram is ongo­ing until March 31st, 2020, there is no appli­ca­tion deadline.

More infor­ma­tion, as well as online appli­ca­tion forms for both pro­grams can be found at www​.thewrench​.ca/woc