A Workshop Coordinator is a person that runs bike mechanic workshops at our location at 1216 Webberville. The workshops are free and open to the public, so we call them Community Workshops. At the moment we have 3 types of Community Workshops: Open Workshops, Volunteer Workshops, and WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) Workshops. The more Workshop Coordinators we have, the more workshops we are able to offer to the Austin community.
Joining the ranks of a Workshop Coordinator is a big commitment, but there are plenty of rewards, as well. Coordinators have 24/7 access to the shop (respecting other shop users), and get some free and low-cost parts. Most rewarding of all, they become an absolutely vital part of an incredible community resource, an experience many of us have described as life-changing!
If you would like to host one of our Community Workshops, fill out the volunteer form and express interest in becoming a Workshop Coordinator.
You will need to have at least 18 volunteer hours over the past three-month period in order to become a workshop coordinator apprentice. During the apprenticing period, you will work with a mentor to continue honing your mechanical knowledge during classes and community workshops while learning all the ins and outs of shop operations, policies, and procedures. You’ll also learn more about Austin’s bike culture, along with critical aspects of Yellow Bike’s culture – such as creating a safe and empowering space for all shop users, working with a diverse set of people, and knowing the history of how we went from releasing a handful of ‘yellow bikes’ to building a permanent home on Webberville Road.
When you and your mentor feel you’ve mastered the core Coordinator competencies, you’ll receive a nomination to become a full Workshop Coordinator. Existing Coordinators and YBP staff will have a chance to provide feedback on candidates before final approval.
We acknowledge and value diversity and its many intersections. We encourage people from varied and diverse backgrounds to join our team!