Published: 7th JULY 2022

Route maintenance volunteer, Lichfield

Are you looking for an opportunity to help look after the National Cycle Network in your local area? We're looking for route maintenance volunteers in the Lichfield area to carry out a host of route maintenance activities to ensure the Network is in top condition.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Lichfield
  • Time commitment: Approximately two to eight hours per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference 2022070701

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

They work with partners and other community groups to help get more people walking and cycling in their area, working with expert staff from across the country and spending time with like-minded people to generate support for the work we do.

You’ll have access to resources and equipment to allow you to connect with people about sustainable travel, and regular access to a staff supervisor to help you develop your skills and abilities.

 

What does a Sustrans route maintenance volunteer do?

Route maintenance volunteers carry out route upkeep including vegetation clearance and essential signage tasks along a section of their local National Cycle Network. They volunteer as part of the local volunteer group.

As a route maintenance volunteer, you will:

  • carry out checks for missing or broken signs, to be replaced in line with Sustrans' signage guidance
  • carry out general tidy-ups and clear encroaching vegetation
  • report any faults or major issues
  • look after any artwork, mileposts and benches on the route
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • attend group/project meetings and relevant training events and activities
  • able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures
  • record volunteer activities on VolunteerNet.

 

What we're looking for

We're looking for someone who:

  • is self-motivated and can carry out tasks independently
  • is practical and enjoys being outdoors
  • works well within a team
  • lives close to or can walk or cycle regularly along the allocated section of route
  • has good attention to detail.

 

Time commitment

Flexible depending on availability - usually once or twice a month (approximately two to eight hours a month).

 

Training and support offered

The group coordinator and Sustrans volunteer coordinator for your area will offer you support to carry out your role.

In addition to this, Sustrans also provides:

  • an initial training and induction session
  • a number of days throughout the year that offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers and training in relevant skills
  • regular communications to support you in your role
  • access to the online community to find support from other volunteers
  • pre-agreed volunteer expenses paid
  • health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments.

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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