IN VIA RADSTATION / CYCLE STATION

  • Duration: 12 month
  • Field: Social Work and Workshops with unemployed people
  • Location: Cologne
  • Language: German
  • Accommodation: Residential home with other volunteers including shared kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms

The IN VIA Radstation/cycle station is an institution nearby the central station of Cologne with two further branches around the city. They mainly support clients with low employment chances. Together they offer general services of a cycle station like guarding bicycles, repairs, cleanings, insurance, transportation as well as selling and rentals. Furthermore, the Radstation performs from April to October guided bicycle city tours through Cologne. This causes a high season in summer and a lower season in winter.

 

Tasks of the volunteers:

  • Mainly working at the service counter and communicating with customers and help them with the different services of the Radstation/cycle station.
  • Acting as role models for the unemployed people, who are being trained at the Radstation/cycle station by working in social and work skills.