Volunteer with Sustrans

Our volunteers are what makes Sustrans special. We have 3,500 fantastic volunteers across the UK who are grounded in communities and are making a real difference in their local area.

From sprucing up the National Cycle Network, to empowering people to walk and cycle, improving wildlife along our greenways to inspiring young people in schools to get active – their passion and dedication is vital in helping us to achieve our vision of happier, healthier communities and a better environment for us all.

We're always looking for an extra pair of helping hands and we'd love you to join us.

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A volunteer ranger removing vegetation along the National Cycle Network

There's lots of ways you can volunteer with us.

Want to help look after your local section of the National Cycle Network? Join our passionate group of volunteer rangers and help make the Network safe for everyone to enjoy.

Would you like to inspire your local community to walk or cycle? Our enthusiastic volunteer ride and walk leaders play a crucial role in enabling others to get active.

Or perhaps our wildlife volunteer role is perfect for you - helping to monitor and improve our greenways for plant and wildlife.

We all lead busy lives, but even just a few hours of volunteering can make a huge difference in your community.

Join our volunteers for a bustling community event to promote Sustrans or transform a street into a space for people.

Or you can join fellow Sustrans volunteers for a fun-filled task day on your local route to help keep the Network in top condition.

Live in Scotland? Take a look at some of our quick and easy ways you can help look after the National Cycle Network.

Check out our events section for a volunteer task day near you.

We have a variety of volunteer roles available across the UK. Check out our volunteer vacancies to find an opportunity near you.

Volunteering with us has lots of great benefits. Here's some of the top reasons volunteers' have given for why they volunteer with us:

  • keeping fit and healthy
  • getting outdoors in the fresh air
  • meeting like-minded people
  • learning new skills and boosting your CV
  • making a difference in your community.

Meet Margaret

Margaret is one of our fantastic volunteers in Cardiff. She tells us what she enjoys most about volunteering with Sustrans.

Workplace volunteer Gordon taking a "selfie" with his colleages before they set off for a led ride

Take a look at some of our volunteers' incredible stories:

Meet Tahera, our community volunteer in Bradford.

Nick is our superstar office volunteer in Bristol, helping our Behaviour Change and Engagement team.

Gordon, our workplace volunteer in Glasgow, tells us how he's helped to make his workplace healthier and happier.

John is one of our many volunteer rangers. He maintains the National Cycle Network in Craigavon and Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland - ensuring signage is easy to navigate and the route is in top condition.

Join our 4,000 volunteers helping to create happier, healthier communities and a better environment for us all.

Browse our volunteer vacancies for an opportunity near you.