Published: 30th SEPTEMBER 2019

Schools volunteers in Woodley, Wokingham, Arborfield, Finchampstead

Do you want to see more children in Wokingham enjoying walking, scooting and cycling to school and getting a great start to an active life?

  • Community
  • Woodley, Wokingham, Arborfield and Finchampstead
  • 1/2 day per month
  • Volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 308194

We work with primary schools in Wokingham Borough to encourage parents and children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Children really benefit from the physical exercise and wellbeing of an active school run and start habits that can last a lifetime – we help them do it. Reduced congestion and pollution on the school run benefits everyone.

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

There are lots of benefits to volunteering with Sustrans:

  • use existing skills and experience to make a positive impact on another person’s health and well-being
  • develop new skills and discover new talents doing practical tasks.

What does a Sustrans schools volunteer do?

We need friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the activities we run in schools such as:

  • setting up and serving a Bike Breakfast for all the pupils who have cycled to school
  • talking to pupils in school assembly about topics like Be Bright Be Seen in autumn and winter
  • showing parents and children how to mend punctures
  • assisting a Learn-to-Ride session
  • encouraging children to be considerate route users;
  • supporting an afterschool bike-skills session.

What we're looking for

We welcome people with a wide range of skills but above all enthusiasm and commitment. You should be:

  • people-focused, comfortable talking to adults and children
  • practical to help set up sessions
  • local so you know about the area
  • mobile to support our events at schools throughout the Borough
  • reliable and punctual as you’ll be an essential member of our team
  • walk and/or cycle everyday journeys so you understand the challenges and benefits of active travel.

Time commitment

Half a day per month (over one event or several shorter events) plus 15 minutes to complete our online volunteer activity report.

There will be plenty of chances to help out with other promotions and activities if you wish. 

Training and support offered

  • You’ll receive our volunteer handbook and do our basic Sustrans volunteer online training.
  • Our Project Officer will provide specific training for the school activities as well as ongoing advice and support.
  • Join our online community to find support from other volunteers throughout the UK.
  • Come to Sustrans volunteer meet-ups to network, get updates and training.
  • Go to our volunteer website for information and resources including ideas on how to get more people walking and cycling.

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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