Published: 5th OCTOBER 2020

Volunteer group coordinator, Doncaster (TPT)

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer in the Doncaster area to bring together and motivate other local volunteers and to coordinate the group’s activities. You will act as the main volunteer contact in the area and ensure information, knowledge and resources are shared with local volunteers and link in with the other Sustrans groups.

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: Yorkshire and Humber
  • Time commitment: 1-2 days per month
  • Type: volunteer
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 2909202001

As a group coordinator, you would be responsible for coordinating local volunteer activities.

This involves motivating a volunteer group to carry out a range of tasks aimed at:

  • maintaining and enhancing the National Cycle Network
  • supporting Sustrans’ projects in the area
  • and promoting walking and cycling.
      

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

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 coordinator do?

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • welcoming new volunteers to the group
  • keeping the group informed of local activities 
  • keeping records of activities to report back
  • establishing a programme of local activities volunteers can join in with for example meetings, workdays, signing rides, walks, promotional stalls and socials
  • understanding the different maintenance responsibilities for the National Cycle Network in your area 
  • identifying gaps and opportunities for volunteers, and supporting recruitment as needed in coordination with local staff
  • creating and reviewing a volunteer group plan of tasks and activities, in coordination with your group, Sustrans and TPT office staff
  • following Sustrans’ and TPT Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures, and demonstrate these to the volunteer group
  • providing a communication link to the Sustrans volunteer coordinator, relevant local staff and the TPT Office
  • attend the Eastern TPT meeting (three per year)
  • being able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ and TPT policies and procedures.
      

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 
  • works well within a team 
  • well organised 
  • able to facilitate and chair meetings 
  • able to communicate via email.
      

Time commitment

A few hours a month, which may include workdays, events, meetings and communication with the group.
  

Training and support offered

You will receive:

  • initial induction session
  • networking opportunities 
  • central communications 
  • access to an online volunteer community 
  • health and safety guidelines
  • support from your volunteer coordinator and 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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