Published: 1st OCTOBER 2019

'I Bike' schools cycling volunteer, Aberdeen City

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to help inspire young people to be more active? We're looking for an enthusiastic individual to volunteer as part of our fantastic I Bike schools project in Aberdeen City.

  • Community
  • Aberdeen
  • We ask volunteers to commit to one weekly or fortnightly activity on weekdays during school hours.
  • volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 2301192

Why volunteer with I Bike? 

I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.

I Bike aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools, supporting activities for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks, bike maintenance and much more!

What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?

We offer an induction and training package for volunteers to develop your confidence in working alongside our I Bike Officers in schools. We also provide regular support and opportunities to socialise with other I Bike volunteers.

Other benefits include: Opportunity to volunteer with a leading UK charity and be part of a national network of volunteers; receive regular updates and newsletters to keep you informed about Sustrans’ work.

The role will be part of I Bike Aberdeen City, a project promoting cycling and walking to school, and for everyday journeys in leisure time. It is run by Sustrans in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.

We are currently working with schools in Aberdeen city.

Summary of tasks

You will help our I Bike Officer to deliver cycling and walking-related activities in Aberdeen city schools, activities could include:

  • playground cycle/scooter sessions
  • led bike rides
  • led walks
  • cycle training on roads  
  • bike maintenance sessions
  • bike breakfasts
  • indoor classroom activities – e.g. route planning & awareness raising
  • engaging parents with I Bike at school events / open days
  • contribute with I Bike promotion over social media / writing newsletters
  • assisting with travel surveys & entering data online from school travel surveys

Skills required

We're looking for people who are:

  • good communicators
  • enthusiastic
  • flexible
  • reliable and punctual
  • interested in volunteering in schools
  • interested in cycling and walking
  • able to engage and communicate well with children and young people

Time commitment

We need you to be available on weekdays during school hours. We ask volunteers to commit to one weekly or fortnightly activity.

We ask that volunteers can ideally commit a minimum of 6 months.

Training and support offered

All volunteers will be required to:

  • come to our face-to-face induction workshop
  • complete initial training, including the NSPCC online Safeguarding Training, Essential Cycling Skills & Roadside Bike Repairs

In addition we will offer:

  • further training including Cycle Ride Leader, Cycle Trainer Assistant, Bike Maintenance and Outdoor First Aid

You'll also receive lots of support as an I Bike volunteer. You'll:

  • be supported at schools by the local I Bike Officer and by our I Bike volunteer co-ordinator
  • have agreed expenses reimbursed

Extra information

This role requires:

  • A PVG check, we will arrange this for you
  • 2 References

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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