Published: 13th NOVEMBER 2020

Volunteer community route champions, Ashford in Kent

Want to help look after off-road cycle routes in your local area and promote walking and cycling for Sustrans? We're currently looking for volunteer community route champions to help us look after these off-road cycle routes. This is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to everyday cycling and walking in Ashford.

  • Role: Off-road cycle routes
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Time commitment: approximately 1 day per month
  • Type: volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 2105191

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Use your existing knowledge and experience to improve your local infrastructure and everyone’s journeys.

As part of the Sustrans national volunteer programme, you’ll receive training and support from your local Sustrans volunteer coordinator and your fellow champions.

What does a Sustrans community route champion volunteer do?

You will be clearing overgrown vegetation, cleaning signs and reporting potholes to Kent County Council Highways Department.

You’ll be doing practical activities to keep these routes usable.

What we're looking for

We're looking for someone who is:

  • an excellent communicator
  • a good motivator, acting as a source of support and encouragement for others
  • able to work within a team
  • well organised
  • can communicate via email.

Time commitment 

You need to walk or cycle your route at least once a week doing light maintenance to keep it in good order.

Training and support offered

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

  • signing training
  • ride and walk leader training
  • first Aid training 
  • organising and leading a volunteer task day training
  • other training can be requested.

This opportunity is a great way to learn new skills and to make a positive impact on cycling and walking in Kent.

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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