Quick ways to volunteer

Short on time but want to volunteer? We’ve got some quick and easy actions you can take that are guaranteed to make a big difference.

Here are some of the easiest ways to give your time to Sustrans.


Volunteer on the National Cycle Network

  • Pick up a few bits of litter on your local route
  • Snip back greenery that is hanging over the path or covering a route sign
  • Wipe clean any easy to reach signs, and remove graffiti if you can
  • Record the wildlife you see on your route on the iRecord website
  • Share your volunteering on our National Cycle Network Facebook group.

Ready to get started?

Find your local route on the National Cycle Network.

Join a volunteer group task

Our volunteers also run group tasks to clean up a section of the National Cycle Network.

They often last a few hours. And you can come along for the whole event or just part of it.

Check out our Eventbrite and join a group task near you.

Please note
that our group tasks are subject to local Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and may not be running in some areas.

Three volunteers litter picking on the National Cycle Network

Want to get more involved?

Lots of our volunteer roles are flexible.

And they might not be as big of a time commitment as you may think.

Take a look at our current volunteer opportunities

Other ways to help out

Share your thoughts on social media

Take a photo or a short video from your favourite place to walk or cycle.

Share it on social media and tell everyone why you love it.

Don't forget to tag @sustrans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Keep up-to-date with Sustrans

Check out our blogs and news articles to see what's happening near you.

Share them with your friends and family to help promote our work.

Take a look at the Love Your Network grant

If you're a community group or social enterprise in Scotland, you can apply for equipment and training bundles to help look after your local routes.

The current funding round closes on 28 May 2021.

Tell schools about our Big Street Survey

It’s a free curriculum resource that gets pupils to investigate the areas around their school.

And it helps them create a manifesto for how to make their streets safer and greener.

Get ready for Bike to School Week

Taking place every autumn, it’s a great opportunity to get more families to ditch the car and cycle to school.

Promote the Sustrans workplace challenge

It’s an online competition to get your colleagues to start being more active on their commute.

Help colleagues to change how they travel to work

We’ve got lots of information on our website to help.

Check out our top ten tips for changing the way staff travel to work.