Quick ways to volunteer with Sustrans

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.

Volunteering and Covid-19

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we've placed some restrictions on volunteering activities that involve leaving your home to ensure the safety of our volunteers.

You are very welcome to apply for any of our current volunteering opportunities.

However, there may be a delay in processing your application. And you may not be able to get started properly in your role until regular volunteering starts back up.

Our volunteers can now carry out some small actions on the National Cycle Network when alone or with a member of their household. With the exception of those city areas with tightened lockdown measures currently in place.

Take a look at our Covid-19 page to find out more

So 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 task day

Our volunteers also run group task days 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 task day near you.

Three volunteers litter picking on the National Cycle Network

Want to get more involved?

Lots of our National Cycle Network 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

Volunteer in your local school

Talk to parents about the Sustrans Big Pedal

This year the challenge takes place from 22 April to 5 May 2020. Get local schools to register to take part.

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


Volunteer in your workplace

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.