reCYCLO's values place the bicycle at the heart of environmental but also social ambitions. We see the bicycle as a vector of social links allowing everyone to get together, communicate and learn.
The association has opened its doors to volunteers from all walks of life since its inception. Anyone who feels the desire to give their time and energy through mechanics and cycling is welcome to join us during our volunteer slots. All you have to do is push the door!
Since 2018, the association has also joined forces with social partners in order to offer people who have recently arrived in Switzerland or who are in a period of social reintegration the possibility of benefiting from an adapted professional and social framework.
reCYCLO accompanies these people through internships of about 3 months by combining professional training with an experienced mechanic supervisor and social and cultural integration during volunteer evenings where the pleasures of meals and anecdotes at the end of the day are shared in a relaxed musical atmosphere.
Vocational apprenticeship places particular importance on the framework of social workplace norms such as punctuality, commitment and communication, while giving priority to personalised and close learning with one supervisor for every two trainees.
If the activity of the association places bike mechanics as the inherent basis of all the courses, it is also possible to direct the learning towards computer science or customer relations.
Learning French plays an essential role during these courses, where the interns are led to discover a very broad vocabulary around technical and administrative words, but above all everyday language. Whatever their basic level in French, the intern leaves our place with an enriched vocabulary.
Depuis 2018, reCYCLO a pu accompagner plus de 25 stagiaires qui ont collaboré aux diverses activités à l’atelier et ont intégré notre équipe de bénévoles dans une dynamique chaleureuse et bienveillante enrichie par la diversité des parcours, des langues et des cultures de chacun·e.
reCYCLO remercie chaleureusement tou·s·tes ses bénévoles pour leur précieuse participation ainsi que tous les stagiaires et partenaires pour la confiance qu’ils nous apportent afin de poursuivre l’aventure ensemble !