Published: 24th JANUARY 2022

I Bike schools volunteer, East Lothian (Musselburgh)

Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire young people to be more active? We're currently looking for positive and enthusiastic volunteers to help us encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.

  • Role: Community
  • Location: East Lothian, Musselburgh
  • Time commitment: Flexible - roughly once a month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 2106202105

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special.

Volunteering with I Bike is fun, rewarding and offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, boost the CV, gain experience of working with children and learn new skills.

Training is provided including child protection training, cycling skills and bike repairs. Bikes and helmets can be provided depending on availability.


What does a Sustrans I Bike volunteer do?

I Bike is an innovative schools project promoting cycling, walking and scooting. Children, parents and teachers are empowered to travel actively, safely and confidently to school, encouraging exercise and reducing traffic congestion.

We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.

Sustrans Scotland’s I Bike Schools Volunteers support I Bike Officers in running outdoor activities for children and young people at schools.

You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer at schools supporting activities for children such as learning to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks, bike maintenance and much more!

As a volunteer, you will have the support and guidance of the I Bike Officer. You will learn how to engage children with the activities, helping them to build skills and confidence on a bike or scooter and ensuring activities are delivered safely.


What we're looking for

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

Opportunities are within school hours between 9am and 3pm.

We recommend that you are available to volunteer at least once a month. However, this opportunity is flexible and we can help you find times to fit in with your commitments.


Training and support offered

We provide a welcome session for all new volunteers and there are various other training options which you can choose to take part in during your time as a volunteer, depending on your interests, such as:

  • cycle training (Bikeability)
  • cycle ride leader
  • bike maintenance
  • one-to-one cycle training

A PVG check is needed for this role. Sustrans will arrange this with you.


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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