Published: 24th JANUARY 2022

Kent community rail partnership (KCRP) volunteer, Medway Valley, Kent Downs and Swale Rail Lines, Kent

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.

  • Role: in your community
  • Loction: South East England
  • Time commitment: various days and times
  • Type: volunteer role
  • Closing date: ongoing
  • Reference: 03032101

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Our volunteers are fundamental to the work of what Kent CRP does. They support everyone to travel more sustainably and become involved in their local community. 

If you have a passion for your community you will thrive volunteering within our Partnership.

What does a community rail partnership volunteer do?

Depending on your time and interests, our volunteers support and organise a range of activities to promote train use and sustainable travel to and from stations. Amongst other things, our volunteers:    

  • run one-off events like ‘music trains’ or bike rides to and from a station
  • assist with projects to make sustainable travel easier, such as installing cycle rails around a station making it easier to take a bike on a train
  • make improvements to stations such as making and maintaining a station garden
  • involve the local community in artwork for a station and adopting their local station.

What we're looking for

We’re looking for people who are:

  • self-motivated to carry out tasks independently once directed
  • able to work well within a team
  • good communicators
  • well organised
  • able to work with a diverse range of people
  • committed to KCRP objectives as laid out within its Action Plan.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of skills. Enthusiasm, commitment and a strong sense of community are essential.

Time commitment

  • Several hours or several days per month depending on your volunteering activity. 

Training and support offered

  • Training, support and direction from a KCRP Officer.
  • An initial welcome session with training on how to carry out your role.
  • Specific training courses to support your volunteer role e.g. Walk Leader training.
  • Opportunities to develop your role and gain new skills.
  • Regular communications from Sustrans.
  • Sustrans volunteer website and online volunteer community for support and networking opportunities with other volunteers.
  • Health and Safety guidelines and simple risk assessments.
  • Agreed expenses in advance reimbursed. 

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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