Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
In this role, you’ll join Volunteers who have a proven track record in improving cycling and walking facilities in West Sussex as well as developing new routes.
This is your chance to improve your local environment now and for years to come.
What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?
- Reviews and comments on local planning applications to ensure that suitable walking and cycling facilities are always built-in (with support and advice from other Volunteers initially).
- Builds relationships and with local authorities and organisations such as the Town Council, County Council and Midhurst Area Cycling.
- Positively influences people and organisations in the area regarding the benefits of providing good walking and cycling facilities.
- Joins in maintenance and monitoring activities with other Sustrans Volunteers on nearby sections of the National Cycle Network.
- Attends up to 3 volunteer group meetings every year.
What we're looking for
Enthusiastic and committed, you’ll:
- know the Midhurst area
- enjoy meeting and influencing people
- be a good communicator
- be online
- be systematic and pay close attention to detail
- be self-motivated and persistent.
You’ll spend about half a day per month responding to planning applications and contacting local organisations.
Communication is essential to your role, so you'll also need to attend group meetings and activities to keep up-to-date with local developments and your group's plan.
Training and support offered
- The group coordinator and Sustrans volunteer coordinator will offer you all the support you need to carry out your role.
- An initial training and face-to-face induction session will be provided regionally.
- Come to Sustrans volunteer meet-ups to network, get updates and training.
- You will also receive regular communications to support you in your role, and can join the online community to find support from other volunteers.
- Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
- You’ll receive our volunteer handbook and do our basic Sustrans volunteer online training.
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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