Volunteering in Schools in Scotland

Edinburgh I Bike Volunteer group during training

Our Edinburgh I Bike Volunteer group during a social training day

In Scotland our schools volunteers support the I Bike project, helping the next generation discover the joy of walking, cycling and scootering and transforming the school run for the whole school community.

Our schools volunteers include parents, teachers, carers, and people looking to get more involved in their local community.

What our volunteers do

Volunteers get involved in supporting a range of activities, both indoors and outdoors. Indoor activities include active travel breakfasts, assemblies, smoothie bike sessions, route mapping sessions, newsletters, providing support to the school bike crew and more. Outdoor activities often focus on building skills and confidence and include learn to cycle sessions, bike skills sessions (e.g. Bikeability Scotland), led rides, led walks, bike clubs and bike maintenance sessions.

Who can volunteer?

We want to hear from anyone over 16 years old with a few hours a week to give during the school day and who are passionate about working with children and young people. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist to volunteer as we can find a role for you and we also provide training.

The benefits of volunteering

People volunteer for many different reasons. For some being a schools volunteer can provide training opportunities and new experiences to help enhance their CV. For others, volunteering can help give something back to the local community, giving a sense of purpose while doing something useful with your time. Volunteering also provides an opportunity to meet new people and socialise with like-minded people.

What our volunteers say

Read about what our volunteers enjoy about their experience helping in schools programmes. Hear about about I Bike and volunteering from our I Bike Falkirk volunteer Mrs Julie Bell from Moray Primary School