As a Schools Volunteer you will have the opportunity to help with Sustrans activities in schools and assist led rides in your local area. You will be working alongside Sustrans staff and other volunteers to run a range of fun and exciting cycling activities that raise awareness of cycling, and promote sustainable and active travel.
Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
As a Schools Volunteer, you will:
- make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people
- meet new people and give something back to your community
- join a network of more than 4000 volunteers nationwide
- receive free training and support
- gain experience planning and running events
- have a great time!
What does a Sustrans school volunteer do?
You will help us to run activities in schools that encourage and motivate children to get on their bikes and scooters. For example, you may
- arrange activities such as ‘bling your bike’, bike breakfasts or smoothie bike sessions
- give a talk to a class, or arrange for someone else to give a talk
- produce and hand out promotional materials
- support or lead rides, following Sustrans’ guidance and training
What we're looking for
We are looking for volunteers who:
- enjoy working with children
- have the motivation to support and encourage children and their families to cycle, walk and scoot for everyday journeys such as the school run
- have good communication and organisational skills
- are confident cyclists
- are enthusiastic, friendly and patient
We are looking for someone who can run two or more activities per term.
Most activities take place during the school day and in term time, so you will need to be available during these times. The specific timing of activities is determined by school diaries and class availability, so volunteering may take place at irregular times, days and intervals. We are currently working in a number of schools in Seaford, Bexhill and Hastings.
Training and support offered
Sustrans will provide you with the training, skills and tools you need to carry out this role.
All volunteers attend a half-day Sustrans Essential course. We also offer activity-specific training. For example, we have a training course to enable you to safely lead a group ride. All Sustrans Volunteer training courses are free.
You’ll have access to Sustrans guides and online support. You’ll have the chance to meet other volunteers at training and networking events and to get involved with other Sustrans activity in the area.
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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