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Three cheers for our volunteers

Dog standing next to a 'Sustrans volunteers at work' sign

Our 4,000 volunteers carry out a huge range of activities along the National Cycle Network, and in schools, universities and within their local communities.

A group of Sustrans volunteers building a bug mansion

Our Wildlife Champion volunteers help out on our Greener Greenways, building bug mansions to enhance biodiversity along the routes.

A group of Sustrans volunteers maintaining the Network

Volunteers across the UK help us to look after thousands of miles of the National Cycle Network, removing litter, cutting back vegetation and making sure the routes are clearly signed.

A group of volunteers and the public on a led ride

We have lots of Active Travel Champions who volunteer in schools, universities and local communities to inspire more people to travel actively.

2 June 2015

This week is National Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contributions made by millions of volunteers up and down the UK. Here at Sustrans, our 4,000 volunteers are key to our success and we’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to each and every one of you.

From sprucing up the National Cycle Network, enhancing biodiversity along the routes, to leading walks and rides to help enable people to travel more actively - our volunteers carry out a huge range of activities.

Leigh is one of our volunteer Active Travel Champions in London. He’s been a Sustrans volunteer for three years, helping to inspire his colleagues and friends to travel actively and ensuring that the routes in North London are kept in tip top condition for everyone to enjoy.

He tells us what being a Sustrans volunteer means to him:

“Volunteering with Sustrans has been such a rewarding experience. I have made lots of new friends, gained new skills and made a meaningful contribution to Sustrans’ work. I take great pride in being a Sustrans volunteer, and I want to thank everyone at Sustrans for being so supportive, and making me and all of the volunteers feel an integral part of the team.”

The time our volunteers dedicate to Sustrans makes a huge difference in helping us to look after thousands of miles of the National Cycle Network, and to encourage even more people in schools, universities and local communities to travel actively.

We want to say thank you to all of our volunteers, old and new, for the invaluable time you give to Sustrans. Three cheers for our 4,000 volunteers!


Fancy trying something new for National Volunteers’ Week? Check out the variety of volunteer vacancies we have available across the UK.

Read more about the fantastic things our volunteers have been doing this year.