Noah's Ark Children's Venture is based at Macaroni Wood set in 18 acres of woodland. We are a residential centre for disadvantaged children and young people.
Macaroni Wood was initially set up in ...
Bike Repair Volunteers, many bikes, means many repairs, we'd love your skills
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SummaryWith 2,000 disadvantaged children a year cylcing safely round the woods every year, you know someone has to repair those tyres, breaks, and gears.
We provide the workshop and the tools that you need and the chance to support disadvantaged children and young people cycling in the woods.
We would love you to share your bike repair skills with Noah's Ark Children's Venture at the idyllic Macaroni Woods, set in the Cotswolds.
One volunteer would be great but to build a team of volunteers to help us flexibly each week would be amazing.
We have a fleet of bikes, trikes and go-karts, some old and some new but all will need repairing. After one week of 40 children riding the bikes around the woods, you know there will be some work to do.
Help us keep them safe and in tip top condition, for the children to enjoy. The bikes at the woods are the star attraction and you will be making some kids weeks and weekends very special indeed.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
Getting thereWe are based between Fairford and Lechlade (near Cirencester). Our entrance is signposted with our logo on a telegraph pole. Up the lane and left at the chicken sheds you will see Bazley and Castree House.
About Noah's Ark Children's Venture
Macaroni Wood was initially set up in London in the early 1970s with the idea of giving children a countryside break from their inner city lives on the council estates of Deptford. From these small beginnings – when we were only open for the school holiday periods and used tents to sleep in and had very basic cooking and washing facilities – we can now offer two well equipped, modern units that are open throughout the year.
We now have comfortable, warm, energy efficient, accommodation for up to 51 people. Bazley House sleeps 31 people and in 1996 we raised funds to build Castree House that was designed specifically for people with disabilities and sleeps 20.
The Centre has the use of 17 acres of woodland and we have many outdoor facilities that allow children and young people to play and explore safely. We have specialist play equipment for people with disabilities. Macaroni Wood allows children, young people and adults to experience new ideas and opportunities and can lead to them engaging in decision making and team leadership skills for the first time in their lives. The centre also supports children and young people to feel empowered and capable of achieving and acting differently on their return to inner city life.