Published: 14th AUGUST 2020

Community volunteer, Medway Valley and Swale

Are you passionate about sustainable travel? We're looking for volunteers to support a wide variety of events, projects and activities to increase train travel and walking and cycling to and from stations.

  • In your community
  • Loction: South East England
  • Time commitment: Various days and times
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 2020080402

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

If you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people this role will provide you with these opportunities.

You’ll be able to play a key role in representing Sustrans in your community. 

What does a Sustrans volunteer group coordinator do?

Group coordinators are key to enabling Sustrans to have a presence in towns and villages across the UK.

They help ensure that walking and cycling infrastructure, particularly local sections of the National Cycle Network are monitored and well maintained.

Our group coordinators also ensure their volunteer group is motivated to support more people to walk and cycle in their community.

As one of our fantastic group coordinators you will undertake tasks including the following:

  • communicating with the group on a regular basis
  • arrange three or four group meetings a year
  • support the group to carry out regular activities
  • coordinate the local Sustrans volunteers
  • welcoming and induct new volunteers
  • put together and regularly re-visiting the South Devon group plan
  • organise Sustrans stalls at local events
  • follow Sustrans guidance to ensure all activities are undertaken safely.

We’re keen to ensure the role is as flexible as possible so do get in touch for an informal chat about the role. 

What we're looking for

We're looking for individuals who possess the following skills:

  • excellent communicator
  • good motivator, acting as a source of support and encouragement for others
  • be able to identify skills and interests in the group and co-ordinate activities and responsibilities
  • good attention to detail.

Time commitment

We would like the successful volunteer to remain in this role for at least two years if possible.

You will need to:

  • attend one initial half-day induction
  • spend one half-day per month to organise meetings or activities to bring the group together and discuss activities and plans
  • attend 3 to 6 days a year supporting group activities such as workdays, rides and walks.

Training and support offered

You will receive training, support and direction from a Kent CRP Officer along with:

  • an initial welcome session with training on how to carry out your role
  • activity-specific training courses to support your volunteer role eg walk leader training
  • opportunities to develop your role and gain new skills
  • regular communications from Sustrans
  • access to the dedicated Sustrans volunteer website
  • networking opportunities
  • health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments
  • on-going support from your volunteer coordinator 
  • reimbursed expenses.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

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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