Published: 25th MAY 2021

Volunteer community route champions, Ashford in Kent

Our community route champions monitor and maintain the everyday off-road cycling routes that are important for essential journeys like going to work and school. Clearing overgrown vegetation to cleaning signs and reporting potholes you’ll be doing practical activities to keep these routes in the best possible condition.

  • Role: Off-road cycle routes
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Time commitment: one day a month over several days
  • Type: volunteer role
  • Closing date: ongoing
  • Reference: 250520211

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

  • A practical, straightforward way to improve cycle routes.
  • Gets you outdoors and active.
  • You get to see your small acts make a big difference.
  • Improves your local environment and helps your community.
  • Learn how to report issues effectively for prompt action.


What does a Sustrans community route champion volunteer do?

  • Gets to know their local off-road cycle routes.
  • Walks or cycles along the cycle route regularly to check the condition. Looking at the surface, signage, boundaries and obstacles.
  • Fixes small problems such as snipping back. undergrowth, cleaning signs, removing graffiti
  • Picks up litter.
  • Reports larger problems such as potholes and damaged signs to Kent County Council Highways.


What we're looking for

We're looking for someone who is:

  • enthusiastic and committed
  • active and practical
  • living or working in Ashford.


Time commitment 

A couple of hours every week.


Training and support offered

Sustrans will provide you with the training, skills and tools you need to carry out this role, including:

  • Sustrans half-day training session 
  • access to Sustrans guidance 
  • central communications 
  • networking opportunities to meet other volunteers 
  • first aid 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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