Published: 10th DECEMBER 2020

Volunteer group coordinator, Barnsley (TPT)

Want to help support a team of volunteers to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in your area? We're looking for a volunteer group coordinator in the Barnsley area to bring together and motivate local volunteers and to coordinate the group’s activities.

  • Role: On the National Cycle Network
  • Location: Barnsley
  • Time commitment: a few hours per month
  • Type: volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 202006091

Our local volunteers in Barnsley get involved in signing and basic maintenance of National routes 62 and 67.

Both of these routes are part of the popular Trans Pennine Trail, used by lots of different people all year-round.

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Our volunteers are fundamental in looking after the National Cycle Network and supporting others to be more active.

Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special.

They look after the National Cycle Network and support others to be more active.

They may help people discover the joys of cycling in all manner of ways or run promotional stalls at local events.

Whatever the activity, Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.

What does a Sustrans volunteer do?

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • keeping the group informed of local activities they can join in, including organising regular meetings, communications and socials
  • keeping a simple record of activities to report back as often as required
  • carrying out a group plan with your group, focusing on activities the volunteers want to focus on in the future such as signing, basic maintenance of local Network routes, public rides, walks and events to promote active travel
  • revisiting a group plan with your volunteer coordinator
  • attending the CentralTrans Pennine Trail meeting (3 per year).

What we're looking for

To apply for this role you should be:

  • an excellent communicator
  • a good motivator, providing support and encouragement for others
  • able to identify skills and interest in the group and coordinate activities and responsibilities
  • committed to the Sustrans vision of making it easier for everyone to walk and cycle.

Time commitment

1-2 days a month, which may include workdays, events, meetings and communication with the group.

Training and support offered

  • An initial training and induction session will be provided regionally.
  • Sustrans organises a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers and group coordinators, and training in relevant skills.
  • You will receive central communications to support you in your role and can join the online community to find support in other group co-ordinators.
  • Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
  • You will also receive support from the Trans Pennine Trail office.

To find out more about the Trans Pennine Trail head to the TPT website. You can also contact the TPT officer at or call 01226 772 574.

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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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