As a Bike Ride Assistant Volunteer you will have the opportunity to help Sustrans with led rides from schools in your local area. Sustrans has been working in schools in Brighton and Hove for 10 years and runs regular rides with groups of children and young people in schools.
Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
As a Sustrans Volunteer, you will:
- make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people
- meet new people and give something back to your community
- join a network of more than 4000 volunteers nationwide
- receive free training and support
- gain experience on led bike rides
- have a great time!
What does a Sustrans Bike Ride Assistant Volunteer do?
Bike rides run during the school day and after school and we mainly cycle to the beach or Stanmer Park. School staff and parents attend the rides to look after the children so we are looking for volunteers to help run the rides.
A volunteer would start off as a back marker and would cycle at the speed of the slowest rider. Full support and informal training provided.
What we're looking for
We are looking for volunteers who:
- enjoy working with children
- have good communication and organisational skills
- are confident cyclists
- are enthusiastic
- are patient
- are friendly
We are looking for someone who can help with six or more rides a year.
Most activities take place during the school day and in term time, so you will need to be available during these times. The specific timing of activities is determined by school diaries and class availability, so volunteering may take place at irregular times, days and intervals.
Training and support offered
Sustrans will provide you with the training, skills and tools you need to carry out this role.
All volunteers attend a half-day Sustrans Essential course. We also offer activity-specific training. For example, we have a training course to enable you to safely lead a group ride. All Sustrans Volunteer training courses are free.
You’ll have access to Sustrans guides and online support. You’ll have the chance to meet other volunteers at training and networking events and to get involved with other Sustrans activity in the area.
Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk
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Equality, diversity and inclusion at Sustrans
Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.
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