Quick ways to volunteer

Short on time but want to make a difference?

Quick and easy actions you can take to support your local community

You could give your time alone or join up with friends and family to:

  • freshen up your local Millennium Milepost by brushing off dirt, cutting back vegetation and removing graffiti
  • 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.

Robin perched on handlebar.

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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 the big time commitment you may think.

Take a look at our current volunteer opportunities
Volunteer working on traffic free path

Join a volunteer task day

Many of our volunteers host regular task days to carry out bigger activities over a larger stretch of the National Cycle Network. 

These task days are a great way to have some fun together whilst looking after the Network in your area.

And you may even get a nice hot brew and a biscuit, or two.

Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to help look after your local route?

Find a volunteers task day near you

Other ways to help out

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.


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

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


Keep up-to-date with Sustrans

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