Published: 23rd JULY 2019

Volunteer Group Coordinator, East Antrim

Do you enjoy motivating and inspiring others and would like to support Sustrans in making it easier for people to walk and cycle? We're currently seeking a volunteer to encourage and coordinate the activities of our enthusiastic volunteer group covering East Antrim from Newtownabbey into North Belfast.

  • National Cycle Network
  • East Antrim
  • approximately 1 day per month
  • volunteer role
  • closing date 19 September 2019
  • Reference 1501194

You will bring the local volunteers together, motivating and coordinating activities, to encourage walking and cycling and activities to enjoy the local paths and routes. These include:

  • running public bike rides and/or walks
  • information stall at local events
  • promoting walking and cycling in local communities
  • promoting and participating in litter picks and task days on the National Cycle Network
  • helping to ensure local National Cycle Network routes are well signed

Why become a Sustrans Volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer will give you the opportunity to make a difference in your community. You’ll learn new skills and build on existing ones, with the support of Sustrans staff, we'll encourage more people to cycle and walk, help them with advice and information, share an enthusiasm for being outside, gain experience engaging with a variety of people and help to promote a leading UK charity as well as meeting other volunteers.

You’ll also receive Sustrans newsletters to keep you informed about Sustrans’ work and your expenses will be reimbursed when agreed in advance.

What does a Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator do?

As the Volunteer Group Coordinator you will be asked to:

  • coordinate and motivate local volunteers, including welcoming new volunteers
  • communicate with all Sustrans volunteers in your area, and hold regular indoor meetings or outdoor activities to allow updates to the whole group and to share information
  • put together and review an annual Group Plan with your group and our support, which outlines activities for the year – events, rides, walks, task days
  • support your group in carrying out the Group Plan
  • stay in touch with the Sustrans Volunteer Team

Skills required

We're looking for someone who is:

  • an excellent communicator and a good motivator
  • a source of support and encouragement for others
  • committed to sustainable travel
  • IT literate

Time commitment

A few hours a month (this will include volunteer task days, events, meetings, email contact).

Training and support offered

Sustrans offers:

  • initial training and induction sessions
  • a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers, and training in relevant skills
  • regular communications to support you in your role, and direct contact with the Volunteer Coordinator in Sustrans’ Belfast office
  • our online community to find support from other volunteers
  • health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments

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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