Published: 1st OCTOBER 2019

Sustrans Volunteer Ranger, Barnsley (TPT)

Our volunteers could do with an extra pair of hands helping them look after the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) in Barnsley, part of the National Cycle Network. Our volunteers undertake maintenance to keep the network well maintained and well signed and ready for the many walkers, cyclists and horse riders who use it year-round. If you have a passion for walking or cycling along with plenty of enthusiasm then we’d like to hear from you.

  • National Cycle Network
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • approximately 1 day per month
  • volunteer role
  • Ongoing
  • Reference 44183

Our volunteers undertake maintenance to keep the National Cycle Network well maintained and well signed and ready for the many walkers, cyclists and horse riders who use it year-round.

Summary of activities

As a ranger you will be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Some tasks can be organised by the whole group.

Your tasks include:

  • checking for missing or broken signs
  • following the signing guidance
  • carrying out general tidy ups and clearing back encroaching vegetation
  • reporting any major issues to your Volunteer Coordinator
  • attend group workdays and signing rides
  • looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route.
  • habitat management to improve the routes for wildlife.

Skills required

As a volunteer you should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to carry out the activities independently once directed.

Time commitment

The following is an outline of the time commitment for this role:

  • a half day initially to attend induction and activity specific training
  • monthly (minimum) - check your section of route
  • attend up to 4 group meetings per year (usually in the evening) to keep up-to-date with local developments and the group plan
  • attend at least one annual training event, to keep up-to-date with best practice guidance on your activities.
  • volunteers may also be asked to support periodic workdays organised by the local group.

This is an ongoing role and is not generally suitable for short term volunteer placements.


Training and support offered:

  • Sustrans volunteer induction
  • signing training
  • opportunities to attend regional volunteer networking and training events
  • all agreed volunteer expenses paid
  • receive central communications to support you in your role
  • support from the Trans Pennine Trail office.

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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