Published: 22nd JUNE 2021

I Bike schools volunteer, Inverness

Are you passionate about cycling and walking and would like to inspire more young people to get 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: Inverness
  • Time commitment: once a month
  • Type: volunteer
  • Closing date: ongoing
  • Reference: 2206202102

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special. Volunteering with Sustrans I Bike project is fun and rewarding.

We provide a variety of training opportunities to develop your own skills. Volunteers find the new skills they develop very valuable. We also provide mentoring support from our I Bike officer.

We provide networking opportunities to meet other volunteers in the area and from across Scotland.


What does a Sustrans I Bike officer volunteer do?

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 in schools. Typical activities which you would be supporting include:

  • bike & scooter skills sessions
  • learn to ride sessions
  • led rides & scoots
  • led walks
  • bike clubs
  • bike maintenance.

As you develop your skills you will learn how to engage children with the activities and help them build their skills and confidence on a bike or scooter.

You would ensure safe delivery of activities, in line with training and under the guidance of Sustrans or school staff.

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

Once a month (flexible), within school hours usually between 9am-3pm.

Training and support offered

We provide a welcome session for all new volunteers and recommend that you undertake an online safeguarding training course. You will also have the support and guidance of the I Bike officer in the school.

There are various other training options which you can choose take part in during your time as a volunteer, depending on your interests, such as:

  • cycle training - bikeability
  • cycle ride leader
  • bike maintenance
  • shadowing opportunities with I Bike officers in other areas.

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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